The early symptoms of lung cancer cannot be diagnosed by a simple X-ray. Namely, the computer tomography scans are considered to be very beneficial. At the same time, the computer tomography scan reduces the numbers of lung cancer harms.
As a result of that, medical professionals give advice to the people, who have very high-risk of developing lung cancer, to make a computer tomography scan. To add, these people with a very high-risk of developing lung cancer are usually among the age of 55 – 79, passionate smokers for about 15 years and smokers for about 30 years.
1. Consistent chronic cough
If you suffer from consistent and unusual chronic couch, you should do a test. It may indicate coughing up a large amount of mucus, blood or coughing with a very deep sound. If you notice these sigh, you should consult a medical professional.
2. Harsh voice
A great number of smokers have a very harsh voice, which is a result of a damaged nerve that operates with the voice larynx or box. Also, it can be caused by a pressure on it created by a tumor. If you have a deep harsh voice, you should consult your doctor.
As the lung cancer can have effects on the brain, it can lead to headaches. However, the pain may not be only as a result of metastases in the brain. Namely, the lung cancer may create pressure on the larger vein or vena cava, which transports blood from the upper part of the human body into the heart. This pressure on the vena cava also leads to headaches.
4. Chest pain
Lung cancer can also create pain in the chest, the shoulders and the back. Permanent and temporary pain may be indications of a lung cancer. When you notice pain, make sure if the pain comes from a certain part of from the all over the chest.
The pain in the chest is a result of metastasis to the lining of the lung, the chest, the ribs, as well as of increased lymph nodes.
5. Whistling sound
Some health problems may create a whistling sound when you cough. It appears as a result of the blockade or inflammation of the airway. Nevertheless, it can be a symptom of lung cancer, as well.