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Is Your Cough a Sign of Lung Cancer?

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May 25, 2018 0 77 2 minutes, 57 seconds read
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It may sound unbelievable when we say that your cough can be a sign of lung cancer, but you cannot deny the fact that coughing is one of the early signs of lungs cancer. Fortunately, lung cancer, if diagnosed in its early stage, is the most treatable among other types of cancer. So, if you can crack the code of its signs and symptoms and get an early diagnosis; you may save yourself from an unfortunate health complication.

To ensure a healthy you, here is all you need to know about the connection between cough and cancer in lungs. Read the article carefully and if you or any of your loved one has such health trouble, seek medical attention from any of the lung cancer hospitals.

Cough and Lung Cancer

Coughing is a common symptom linked with cold. However, if it stays for weeks to months, something serious like lung cancer could be its underlying cause. According to doctors, when the tumor in the lungs grows relatively large, it starts pushing the airways that trigger the cough receptors.

Hence, if you have a cough that is not connected to any viral infection and is lingering for more than three weeks, you should visit the nearby hospital for a checkup. In case you are not sure, try jotting down other symptoms that you experience along with coughing.

Other Symptoms That Accompany Cough

To help you in self-diagnosis, here is the list of some other symptoms that can accompany your chronic cough and indicate the presence of lung cancer:

  • Coughing Up Blood

Also known as hemoptysis, this condition is one of the warning signs of lung cancer. If you find some amount of blood or a blood-tinged tissue, visit a doctor soon and get a checkup done.

  • Pain in the Chest

Some people also complain about pain in the chest that may be associated with lungs cancer symptoms. The pain can be caused due to the pressure that tumors can put on the nerves. At times, this pain can also occur from cancer that has spread to the bones due to repeated coughing.

  • Shortness of Breath

Shortness of breath or dyspnea is also associated with lung cancer, though many people discard it as a simple symptom of daily life activities. However, if it is accompanied by other symptoms mentioned in this list, it must be taken seriously.

  • Hoarseness

It can also be due to persistent coughing or due to the pressure of the tumor on the nerves.

  • Respiratory Infections

Many people also report repeated infections such as bronchitis before they are diagnosed with lung cancer.

  • Unexplained Weight Loss

A sudden loss of weight even when you are not trying may indicate the onset of lung cancer. So, if you feel that you have experienced a sudden weight loss in the past few months, consult a doctor.

To be able to understand whether your cough is a sign of lung cancer, you can meet a doctor and clear your doubts. We at Max healthcare believe in offering world-class services to our patients. Our doctors not only focus on the diagnosis but also guide the patients about the treatment.

At times, some people are not even sure if they are experiencing lungs cancer symptoms. In such cases, our trusted professionals help them learn everything they need to know about cancer and how they can cope with such unfortunate situation. Diagnosing lung cancer at an early stage is most crucial for an effective and successful treatment. Hence, never ignore a persistent health issue and be safe. 

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