The 2nd most common cancer type, for both genders, is the lung cancer. The warning signs and symptoms are different for women and men and that is why it is important for you to learn how to recognize those signs and symptoms.
*Female lung cancer*
Female lung cancer is known as adenocarcinoma and it spreads the lung’s outer layer which makes the symptoms hard to be detected and often this tumor can grow big before being noticed. The main symptoms are shoulder and back pain and shortness of breath during physical activities, as well.
Other symptoms that you should pay attention are persistent cough, harsh sound while breathing, coughing up blood or phlegm and increased mucus and change in color.
The adenocarcinoma isn’t easy to detect and it can spread to other body parts quickly. It’s often noticed too late and it can spread to the adrenal glands, lymph nodes, liver and bones where it causes symptoms like loss of memory, bone fractures, bone and joint pain, face and neck swelling, blood cloths, sudden weight loss, appetite loss, fatigue, headaches and loss of muscle mass.
*Male lung cancer *
The lung cancer type in men is called squamous cell carcinoma and it develops in the lung’s central part near the bronchus and it can cause airway obstruction. It leads to symptoms like bronchitis, pneumonia, chronic cough and wheezing.
The symptoms in men are more pronounced. People that smoke, often overlook these symptoms. It is very important to notice the early signs and do not mistake them for something else because the lung cancer is a fatal disease.