MOSCOW, December 5 - RIA Novosti. Lung cancer can be asymptomatic for a long time, but sometimes it can be recognized by indirect signs, for example, when you laugh. Writes about this Daily Express with reference to the American Society of Oncology.
One of the common symptoms of this cancer is chest pain that gets worse with laughing. It can indicate a blockage in the lungs, fluid buildup, swollen lymph nodes, and swelling. In addition, the pain can get worse with deep breathing and coughing, doctors warn.
Among other common symptoms, doctors distinguish a long-lasting cough, accompanying bleeding, hoarseness, loss of appetite, unreasonable weight loss, shortness of breath, feeling tired or weak, as well as the constant recurrence of infectious diseases such as bronchitis or pneumonia.
In case of damage to other organs, the patient may experience bone pain, neurological symptoms - headache, numbness of the limbs, problems with balance, seizures, as well as yellowing of the skin and eyes and swollen lymph nodes.
The patient may have swelling of the fingers and swelling of the joints, as well as swelling of the chest, and severe pain in the shoulder that radiates to the arm. A person develops weakness, dizziness, confusion, and with a Pancost tumor growing in the upper part of the lung, drooping or weakness of one eyelid, a decrease in the pupil in one of the eyes and the cessation of sweating on one side of the face.
As doctors warn, many of these symptoms are inherent in other diseases as well. At the same time, doctors emphasize that the sooner it is possible to identify cancer, the higher the likelihood of being cured.