Early Warning Signs Of Lung Cancer You Shouldn't Ignore

Many people see a lung cancer diagnosis as a death sentence.

That's understandable, since lung cancer kills more than 1.3 million people a year.

But when caught early enough, lung cancer can be treatable and, often, curable.

According to the National Cancer Institute, the five-year survival rate for lung cancer that hasn't metastasized, or spread, is slightly more than 50 percent, as compared to nearly 4 percent for lung cancer that's already spread to other organ systems.

There are a number of risk factors you can try to avoid, like smoking, being exposed to second hand smoke, air pollution, radon gas, and other factors.

Sometimes it is hereditary, which means there’s not much you can do to avoid it.

So pay close attention to these early and sometimes surprising signs of lung cancer, and be assertive about bringing anything suspicious to your doctor's attention.

1. There is a rapid change whenever you are coughing.

2. The changes or the shortness of breathing happens.

3. You will feel a severe pain in your chest are.

4. There is a whistling or wheezing sound as you breathe. You needed to pay extra attention to it.

5. The cough won't go away. It stays with you for more than 2 weeks.

6. The unbelievable and shocking loss of weight will occur.

7. Extreme headaches that signifies that the cancer might be spreading to your brain.

8. Hoarse Voice happens, you better ask the doctor's opinion.

9. There is pain in the back and other parts of the body.