'Haemoptysis': The 'common presenting' cancer sign that's 'important' in determining death


Other common signs of lung cancer include:

  • Getting out of breath doing the things you used to do without a problem
  • Coughing up phlegm (sputum) with blood in it
  • Having an ache or pain in the chest or shoulder
  • Chest infections that keep coming back or a chest infection that Doesn’t get better
  • Losing your appetite
  • Feeling tired all the time (fatigue)
  • Losing weight.

Are you at risk?

Poor lifestyle decisions can contribute to your risk of lung cancer.

“Most cases of lung cancer are caused by smoking, although people who have never smoked can also develop the condition,” notes the NHS.

In fact, smoking cigarettes is the single biggest risk factor for lung cancer. It’s responsible for more than 70 percent of cases.


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