Non-small lung cancer (NSCLC) is one of two main forms of lung cancer, involving healthy cells that grow uncontrollably and form tumors. NSCLC accounts for up to 85-percent of lung cancer cases, according to the American Cancer Society.
It’s important for doctors to distinguish which type of lung cancer they’re dealing with early on (even though many lung cancers don’t lead to symptoms until they’ve advanced), so they can start the appropriate treatment, which differs dramatically for both, adds the source. If you think you have lung cancer, never jump to conclusions, let a medical professional sort it out. Seven signs and symptoms of NSCLC are…
Smoking can often cause bouts of coughing, but if you’re not a smoker or notice your cough is getting worse, you should have it checked out. The American Cancer Society explains that a cough that gets worse or doesn’t go away can be a sign of NSCLC.
The same source also notes you may notice you’re coughing up blood or “rust-colored” phlegm, which is also a telltale sign of this form of lung cancer. You’ll likely also experience pain when you’re coughing as well.