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When you think about lung cancer, preparing for a screening at 50 years old wouldn’t be your immediate thought. According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is typically diagnosed at an older age. In fact, the average age of a diagnosis is 70 years old. A small percentage of the population is diagnosed as young as 45. Although lung cancer has no age preferences, It is still essential to be aware of the signs and symptoms.

The Most Common Symptoms of Lung Cancer are:

  • A cough that does not go away or gets worse
  • Coughing up blood or rust-colored sputum (spit or phlegm)
  • Chest pain that is often worse with deep breathing, coughing, or laughing
  • Hoarseness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Shortness of breath
  • Feeling tired or weak
  • Infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia that don’t go away
    or keep coming back
  • New onset of wheezingThe news of a cancer diagnosis can adversely affect your mental health. For some, emotions can spiral out of control, overwhelming everyday tasks. These feelings are completely normal. It is important to remember you are not alone. We are here to help you and your loved one every step of the way. Our team of devoted oncology specialists is here to ensure you thoroughly understand this diagnosis, review medical record accuracy, and explore the best possible treatments and alternatives available.Please call us at 855-490-8777 or visit our website today.

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