Lung cancer kills more women annually than any other type of cancer, but only a small number of women are aware of the symptoms, especially of those that are typical for their gender. Find out which 10 symptoms indicate the possibility of lung cancer in women.
1. Shortness of breath
We all know this feeling, and generally we usually feel like this after some stressful situation. However if you lose your breath as soon as you get out of bed, then this may indicate to a serious respiratory problem. Shortness of breath is an early symptom of almost every type of cancer.
2. Shoulder and back pain
Probably you cannot put a connection between these two, but when it comes to women, a sharp pain and a pain in the upper shoulder blade may indicate that something is wrong. This is because women are prone to a form of lung cancer called adenocarcinoma. Tumors of this kind can grow on the outside of the lungs so this way they can put pressure on the ribs and the spine.
3. Feeling tired
Fatigue can be a symptom of many diseases, from influenza to lupus. If you feel exhausted, as after a sleepless night, even though you just got up, you should see a doctor. Fatigue can be a way in which your body is trying to tell you that something is wrong and it has to use the reserve power to heal.
4. Constant cough
If you have a cough that just does not want to pass or gets worse, it’s time to see a doctor. Coughing is a natural reaction to the irritation of your respiratory system and if the cough persists it could mean that the irritation has not disappeared. Cough is one of the symptoms of any form of cancer and can help you discover the cancer in time.
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