Early Warning Signs Of Lung Cancer That Women Should Never Ignore!
Lung cancer is one of the most common types of cancer that can develop in men and women.
However, the symptoms of lung cancer from both gender can differ, so it is best to know the symptoms typical for your gender.
Lung Cancer in Women
Lung cancer in women is called adenocarcinoma and it develops on the outer part of the lungs and its symptoms are less obvious than the other types of lung cancer.
In many cases, adenocarcinoma tumors can become large and spread throughout the body before they are detected.
Early symptoms are:
• Back and shoulder pain
• Shortness of breath when exercising
Once the cancer grows the following symptoms appear:
• Coughing up mucus or phlegm tinged with blood
• Coughing up blood
• Hoarse voice
• Harsh sound when breathing (medically referred to as stridor)
• Increased mucus and a change in color
• Persistent cough
• Pain in chest, shoulders and back
• Shortness of breath
Adenocarcinoma is a type of cancer that is difficult to detect, it can often spread to other parts of the body and may only be noticed when it reaches its most advanced stages.
Once it is spread in such a manner, the symptoms can be felt in different parts of the body.
The most common parts of the body that lung cancer effects include lymph nodes, bones, brain, liver and adrenal glands.
This can cause some other symptoms like:
• Loss of appetite and unexplained weight loss
• Blood clots
• Bone fractures that are not caused by accidental injury
• Joint or bone pain
• Loss of memory
• Loss of muscle mass
• Neck or face swelling
Source: My Healthy Life Vision
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