9 Symptoms That Could Mean Lung Cancer
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9 Sneaky Lung Cancer Symptoms

1. A Persistent Cough

A Persistent Cough

This symptom is what most people relate to lung cancer, says Dr. Shu. “If you have a chronic cough, such as a smoker’s cough, and certainly, if you cough up blood or phlegm that’s in any way reddish or pink, see your doctor,” she says.

Most of the time a cough is happening for understandable reasons, such as a cold, says Dr. Pennell. It’s when it doesn’t ease up that you should snap to attention. “The average time a cough lasts after a virus is three weeks,” he explains. Hacking away for much longer than that? You know what to do.

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