Symptoms of Lung Cancer


Lung cancer is considered among the worst kinds of cancer because it is often aggressive and deadly. Some kinds of lung cancer are slower growing than others, and treatment following early detection can lead to a good outcome. However, there are some lung cancers that progress too fast for a positive outcome. If you think you are at risk for lung cancer, learn more about the symptoms of the worst kinds of lung cancer right here. Find out how you might be able to get help for your family during this stressful time.

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

Lung cancer is grouped by the size of the cells of the tumors. It is called non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) or small cell lung cancer (SCLC). The cancer diagnosis comes with a staging.

For NSCLC, non-small lung cancer is the most common and appears in approximately 84 percent of lung cancer cases. In this cancer, the tumor grows slower than in small-cell lung cancer.

In some cases of lung cancer, the diagnosis might include the presence of more than one size of the cell, where the identification of two different kinds of lung cancer is present.

Small Cell Lung Cancer

This cancer makes up approximately 13 percent of lung cancer cases and is hormonal-based cancer. It has smaller cells, as noted by its name. When it is diagnosed, the doctor will diagnose it as limited or extensive.

This cancer is a fast-moving one and rapidly grows to other parts of the body. Early detection is critical for treatment to be effective.

Lung Cancer Symptoms

The symptoms of either of these kinds of cancer are:

  • Stubborn coughing
    • Spitting or coughing phlegm that appears colored, it is often blood
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Pain in the chest, even laughing hurts

Pleural Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is another deadly form of lung cancer. There are approximately 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma in the United States every year. This kind of lung cancer is caused by exposure to asbestos.

It’s important to note that this kind of cancer works at the tissues of the lung, and not on the lung itself. Exposure to asbestos can also cause other kinds of similar cancers, in the stomach and in the testicles.

Symptoms of mesothelioma include:

  • Shortness of breath
    • Chest pains
    • Unusual lumps underneath the skin
    • Weight loss
    • Coughing

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be eligible for compensation.

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There are many risk factors for lung cancer, including genetics, smoking, and other lifestyle factors. For pleural mesothelioma, the primary risk factor is asbestos exposure.

Asbestos exposure that causes mesothelioma has resulted in trust funds for patients that can help with financial compensation. If an industry or company is responsible for you having mesothelioma, you may be eligible for that compensation. Book a free consultation with a mesothelioma lawyer today to see if you are eligible.

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