But how to know that you are developing signs of lung cancer?
Lung cancer 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 form tumors.
Here're 6 unlikely signs that you could have the condition, and should get checked by a medical professional:
- Finger clubbing
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 non small cell lung cancer. We don't really know why some people with lung cancer get it and others don't."
- Neck and face swelling
- Bone pain
- Cough that won't go away
Lung cancer symptoms include debilitating fatigue, that doesn't budge even after a coffee boost. It's caused by chemicals being released into the blood from the cancer. The chemicals 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 drowsiness. In some cases, it can lead to a coma, and even death.
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