Lung cancer is one of the most common types of cancers, with more than 228,000-cases expected in 2020 in the U.S. Of that estimated number, more than 135,000-fatalities are expected, which is the highest number among the cancers in the country.
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With any type of cancer, early detection and treatment are important to improve the outcome. However, while you might think you know all of the symptoms of lung cancer, there are others that aren’t as well-known that might not prompt a visit to the doctor. However, if you’re experiencing any of these signs, it may be best to play it safe and see a physician…
Along with new-onset chest pain that doesn’t seem to be letting up, attention also should be paid to pains popping up in the back and shoulders. The pain can present as tightness or a sharp pain that’s worse when you breathe deeply or cough, it adds. The pain will radiate from where the tumor is located. Whatever the case, you should call your doctor for an evaluation.