Unfortunately, there are many young people who have been diagnosed with lung cancer, sadly they are not detected in time.
If you are worried about the situation, then we will tell you about the symptoms of lung cancer, what are the risk factors that could trigger this pathology and the importance of visiting your doctor in case you discover some anomaly.
The symptoms of lung cancer can vary and depend on each person because certain people suffer from specific respiratory symptoms. Although, in others, lung cancer has spread to other areas of the body (causing metastasis) and causing specific symptoms that depend on the tissues or organs that are affected.
Symptoms that appear when suffering from lung cancer
• Frequent respiratory infections.
• A persistent or a worsening cough.
• An irritable or a bloody cough.
• Constant chest pain.
• Significant weight loss without any cause.
• Problems to breathe.
• Beeps when breathing.
• Continuous fatigue.
Risk factors for lung cancer
• Smoking: In most cases, lung cancer is caused by tobacco smoke. Even if you are not a smoker, if you are constantly exposed to tobacco smoke, you are also at risk of suffering from this disease.
Rolling tobacco is also harmful to other cigarettes, although there is a myth that is much more natural and contains fewer additives, unfortunately, this myth is not true and contains many or more additives than any other brand of cigarettes.
• Smoking Marijuana: Contrary to what many believe, smoking marijuana, hashish, or any of its derivatives is equal to or more harmful to your lungs than tobacco itself.
First, because you retain a greater amount of smoke in the lungs and second because the puffs are deeper, many also combine this type of drug with rolling tobacco and is more harmful.
• Pollution: Air pollution caused by cars, ships, aircraft and industry in general increase, although to a lesser extent than the previous factors, the possibility of lung cancer in our lives.
• Chemical substances: Having a prolonged exposure to asbestos, nickel, arsenic, soot, chromium, tar and any other chemical can cause lung cancer.
People who, because of their daily work, are in greater contact with this type of substance have a great chance of suffering from lung cancer.
• Radon: It is a radioactive gas created naturally in the earth and is one of the most dangerous risk factors for people. Even much more than tobacco toxins and is found, usually, in mines.
• Genetic factors: People whose history has a family history of lung cancer are more likely than other people to have it.
• Over 65 years: From this age is diagnosed most of the cases of lung cancer.