Lung cancer – it’s 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-deaths 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 known that might not prompt a visit to the doctor. However, if you’re experiencing any of these, it may be best to play it safe and see a physician…
Pain in the chest is often a stereotype of a heart attack, which can actually present in a number of ways. However, lingering pain in the chest can also indicate the presence of cancer in the lung, says Reader’s Digest.
Along with new chest pain that doesn’t seem to be letting up, also pay attention to pains popping up in the chest, back and shoulders, it adds. 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, it notes. Whatever the case, you should call your doctor, it says.