According to the American Cancer Society lung cancer (both small cell and non-small cell) is the second most common cancer in both men and women (not counting skin cancer).
Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. Lung cancer mainly occurs in older people. Approximately 2 out of every 3 people diagnosed with lung cancer are 65 or older.
Following are symptoms of which you should be aware:
1Persistent Cough or Changes In Cough
A cough should go away after a week or two if you have a cold. If it persists for much longer, you should have it checked out. If you smoke or have a chronic cough, pay attention to changes from what is normal for you. If you find yourself coughing more frequently, it becomes deeper, changes in sound, having more mucus than usual or begin coughing up blood then you should see your doctor right away.