9 Lung Cancer Symptoms Even Non-Smokers Should Know

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9 Lung Cancer Symptoms Even Non-Smokers Should Know

9 Lung Cancer Symptoms Even Non-Smokers Should Know 1

Anyone who suffers from or has had a loved one who has suffered from lung cancer knows that the disease is wildly misunderstood. It’s safe to say that most folks out there automatically think that years of unhealthy cigarette smoking is to blame for the deadly ailment–which isn’t completed unwarranted, of course– but between 10-15% of the cases can actually be attributed to other factors, like outdoor air pollution, occupational hazards, or radon exposure.

Because lung cancer might not be the most obvious culprit for those experiencing distressing “mystery symptoms,” it’s important to educate yourself on how and why you might be suffering. As a matter of fact, early detection at the onslaught of symptoms could reduce a person’s mortality rate by 20%. Important stuff!

So, even if you haven’t smoked a cigarette in your life, let’s take a look at how you can better spot the first signs of lung cancer. Of course, if you are experiencing any of these 9 symptoms, get to a doctor for a chest x-ray stat–reaching out could save your life!

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