This is a form of cancer which begins in the lungs or in the bronchioles (tubes which carry air to the lung).
It is the leading cause of cancer deaths among both men and women.
It causes more deaths than all other leading cancers combined.
People who smoke have the greatest risk of developing this cancer.
In the earliest stages it causes no signs or symptoms.
Signs and symptoms of lung cancer may include:
• A new cough that doesn’t go away
• Changes in a chronic cough or “smoker’s cough”
• Coughing up blood, even a small amount
• Shortness of breath
• Chest pain
• Losing weight without trying
• Bone pain
• When to see a doctor
Make an appointment with your doctor if you have any signs or symptoms that worry you.
• If you smoke and want to stop in order to reduce your risk of lung cancer, make an appointment with your doctor. Your doctor can recommend strategies for quitting, such as counseling, medications and nicotine replacement products.