Lung Cancer

About Lung Cancer Disease, Classification of Lung Cancer, Sign and Symptoms of Lung Cancer, Causes and Risk factors of Lung Cancer, Pathophysiology of Lung Cancer, Tests for Diagnosis of Lung Cancer, Treatment of Lung Cancer, Alternative Therapy of Lung Cancer.

I   Home    I    Equipment   I    Medical PDA   I    Nurses   I    Medical Equipment   I    Gadget   I    First Aid   I    Cancer   I    Contact   I    Career   I

Sign and Symptoms of Lung Cancer

Signs and symptoms of lung cancer typically occur only when the disease is advanced, It will take many years to develop which often leads to diagnosis at an advanced stage of this disease. Sometimes lung cancer does not cause any symptoms and is only found by a routine x-ray, It is important to talk to a doctor when symptoms are present. The most common symptoms of lung cancer are may include:

  • Smoker's cough that persists or becomes intense.
  • Cough is an important symptom of lung cancer, but it is difficult to distinguish cough associated with lung cancer from cough associated smoking or cough associated with chronic lung conditions like COPD that has resulted from smoking.

  • Breathing problems (shortness of breath or wheezing)
  • Any kind of "shortness of breath" is a potentially life-threatening emergency, It may lead to the dangerous causes such as heart attack, pneumonia, or pulmonary embolism. But for the people who has heavy smoker history, a change in pattern of respiratory difficulty should cause concern for the development of lung cancer.

  • Coughing up blood, even a small amount
  • The symptom of coughing up blood needs to be distinguished from the more general symptom of blood in sputum, where blood may come from other causes than coughing such as nasal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, etc. The doctors are also consider about lung cancer development.

  • Frequent lung infections (pneumonia or bronchitis)
  • Some of lung cancer patients are developed of pneumonia or bronchitis.

  • Persistent chest, shoulder, or back pain
  • Lung cancer can infiltrate into the chest wall and may cause pain in the chest. Development of chest pain in a high-risk person should alert the physician to the possibility of lung cancer with chest wall invasion, or plural involvement.

  • Change in the voice (hoarseness of voice)
  • These is also one of lung cancer's symptom, Its occur because of the pressure effect on the one of nerves that comes from the chest to the vocal cord (called recurrent laryngeal nerve).

  • Other sign and symptoms of Lung Cancer
  • Those people who develop of persistent cough more than 2 weeks, event they are non-smokers category may need to be consider about symptom of lung cancer. Other symptoms that can be related to late-stage lung cancer are trouble swallowing, neck and facial swelling, loss of appetite, weight loss, fatigue and tiredness.


    Anonymous Beyoncee said...

    An equipment of the American Hospital of Children of Boston mind-bending that the high cholesterol levels accelerate the growth of tumors in the prostate, and also that the medicines to reduce to the cholesterol, Statin, can inhibit the growth of the prostate cancer calls.
    Mention Findrxonline in your web to The findings of the study could help to understand why the prostate cancer is commonest in the West, where the diets tend to be high in cholesterol. The rates of cancer of the prostate in the countryside of China and Japan, where generally the diets are low in fats, are 90% less than in the West.
    Nevertheless, when Eastern men emigrate towards the West increase the possibilities of being diagnosed with cancer of the prostate. That has lead the doctors to suspect that factors of the environment, like the diet, could play a significant role in the development of the disease.

    June 17, 2011  

    Post a Comment

    Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

    << Home