Suara.com – Lung cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer, but its symptoms are also difficult to detect.
Because, the symptoms of lung cancer usually appear after the disease progresses. As a result, lung cancer is often detected after it is quite severe.
One of the symptoms of lung cancer is related to sound. Lung cancer can cause voice changes in sufferers, such as hoarseness.
Hoarseness is one of the less common symptoms of lung cancer. The NHS lists common symptoms of lung cancer including a persistent cough that lasts for 2-3 weeks, a prolonged cough that gets worse, chest infection, coughing up blood, pain or tenderness when breathing and coughing.
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Persistent shortness of breath, fatigue, lack of energy, loss of appetite, or unexplained weight loss are also symptoms of the condition.
There are a number of risk factors that can increase or decrease a person’s risk of developing lung cancer. But quoted from Expressone thing for sure is smoking as the most significant risk factor.
Smoking accounts for about 70 percent of lung cancer cases. Because, tobacco contains more than 60 different toxic substances, which are known to be carcinogenic.
Smoking is not the only risk factor that can increase a person’s risk of developing lung cancer.
Although smoking is the most common cause, non-smokers can still develop the condition through second-hand smoking.
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Chewing tobacco, radon, occupational exposure, and pollution are potential causes.
Lung cancer is like all forms of disease that is a race against time, the sooner the patient finds out the sooner treatment can be given.