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Six unlikely signs of lung cancer revealed

ANI  |  London [UK] 

According to the Organization (WHO), 7.6 million deaths globally each year are caused by and data shows that lung is by far the number one killer.

But how to know that you are developing signs of

is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that start off in one or both lungs; usually in the cells that line the air passages. The abnormal cells do not develop into healthy lung tissue, they divide rapidly and

Here're 6 unlikely signs that you could have the condition, and should get checked by a medical professional:

- Finger clubbing

Clubbing is a condition where the fingers and toes broaden at their tips, and the nails curve and thicken. It occurs in patients with

The researchers said, "People with lung conditions can get HPOA. It affects about five out of every 100 people with cancer of the windpipe [bronchus] or lung. In cancer, it is most common in people with We don't really know why some people with lung cancer get it and others don't."

- Neck and face swelling

Swelling of the face and neck could be a sign of lung cancer, according to the It could be caused by a pressing against the vein which delivers blood to the heart from the head.

- Bone pain

A or hips could also be a symptom of lung cancer, according to the This would be the case if the cancer has spread to other parts of the body.

- that won't go away

patients report a recurrent that persists for months, or even years.

But, a that doesn't leave after just two or three weeks could be a sign of the cancer, and should be checked by a GP, the said.

- Fatigue

Lung cancer symptoms include debilitating fatigue, that doesn't budge even after a coffee boost. It's caused by being released into the blood from the cancer. The can affect oxygen levels in the blood.

- High calcium levels

Some forms of lung cancer can lead to high calcium levels, as the cancer makes calcium leak out of your bones into the bloodstream. Having too much calcium in the blood can cause In some cases, it can lead to a coma, and even death.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 13:50 IST