Lungs Cancer: If cough persists then be alert, it could be cancer
The biggest symptom of lung cancer is a persistent cough, but people do not pay attention to it. In such a situation, it is important that if someone has a cough for more than two weeks, then consult a doctor immediately.
Cancer patients are increasing every year around the world. Although cancer can affect any part of the body, lung cancer is also included in the most prominent cancers. Due to increasing pollution, smoking and wrong eating habits, this cancer is spreading continuously. Doctors say that the symptoms of lung cancer start appearing in the beginning, but people neglect it and do not go to the doctor for timely treatment. After this, this disease becomes fatal.
Dr Ravi Shekhar Jha, Director and Unit Head Pulmonology, Fortis Escorts Hospital, says that in the recent past, there is an increase in the cases of lung cancer. Now cases of this cancer are also being reported in people below 40 years of age. It is a matter of concern that most of the cases are reported in the advanced stage. This makes it very difficult to treat the patient. According to Jha, more cases of this cancer are coming in men.
Smoking is a big reason
Dr. Jha says that the main cause of lung cancer is smoking habits. However, now due to air pollution, this cancer is also increasing and cases are also coming from it. This cancer is also happening due to poor air quality, industrial pollution, bad eating habits, consumption of hookah, bidi, etc. In such a situation it is necessary that people become aware about this. For this follow a healthy and active lifestyle. Remove toxins by using air purifier at home. Plant plants in your house. Get your body checked every six months. Don't smoke. Wear a mask while going out and keep your lifestyle right.
Pay attention to the persistent cough
Senior Physician Dr. Kawaljit Singh says that the biggest symptom of lung cancer is a persistent cough, but people do not pay attention to it. In such a situation, it is important that if someone has a cough for more than two weeks, then immediately consult a doctor and start treatment. With this, the risk of cancer can be avoided. Along with this, an infectious disease like TB can also be identified.
These are the symptoms of lung cancer
- Pain in chest
- rapid weight loss
- cough for more than two weeks
- coughing up blood