Early Signs You Have Lung Cancer? Telltale Signs Of Lung Cancer?
If you have been recently diagnosed with Lung Cancer, it is important to be aware of your early signs so that you can seek treatment as quickly as possible. It is a very aggressive disease, and most people who are diagnosed with it do not have any symptoms whatsoever. However, early detection greatly increases the odds of surviving the disease. The most common symptom of Lung Cancer is persistent coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath or fatigue. Other less common symptoms include weight loss, persistent chest pain, shortness of breath when sleeping, fever, and chills. Less commonly, people who suffer from this type of cancer will experience shortness of breath even when they are resting.
There are four stages of the disease, although only two of them are extremely rare in occurrence. The most common type of lung cancer occurs in the stage three. Although this is a serious condition, it typically responds well to treatment. As time passes and more information is gathered, more specific treatments for it will become available.
Shortness of Breath While suffering from symptoms of Lung Cancer, some people will notice that their breathing becomes short or even impossible. Usually, this is caused by fluid buildup in one or both of the lungs, usually caused by a tumor or infection. This is the most common symptom, but it is not limited to the disease. In addition to the shortness of breath, patients may also experience bone pain, a feeling of fatigue or depression, nausea or vomiting, and swelling of the face, legs, or feet. However, shortness of breath or other non-specific symptoms does not always mean that the patient has stage’s three or less of lung cancer, as bone pain could be caused by a fracture or other injury that did not result in death.
Bone Pain Calcium levels decrease with age, so bone pain is one of the symptoms of lung cancer that often has no underlying cause. Patients generally have pain near or around the bones, such as the arms or shoulders. It can be mild to severe, and ranges from a mild discomfort to excruciating pain. If calcium levels are constantly low in the body, due to insufficient intake of supplements or excessive fat consumption, this can increase a person’s chances of developing lung cancer, so treatment is necessary. Usually, however, treatment for bone pain can prevent further bone loss, and thus prolong life a bit.
Coughing With Pleuritic Symptoms The characteristic coughing which occurs with pleuritic symptoms of lung cancer is a clear sign that tumor is present. As the disease progresses, the coughing can get more difficult to control or cease completely. Other signs include hoarseness, especially at night, feeling tired or weak, coughing during sleep, and chest pain on the upper right side (underarm). These signs are typically associated with emphysema and chronic bronchitis, so if you have these conditions, the coughing should stop once your condition improves. Shortness of breath, however, is usually caused by a complete severance of the trachea and should never be mistaken for emphysema or bronchitis.
Other signs include a change in behavior, which may indicate that your condition may be more serious than it appears. Some patients develop sudden urges to cough, or even develop a cough which they are not used to. Others develop unexplained weight loss, fatigue, shortness of breath, and a cough which they feel is related to their lungs.