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:
2Shortness of Breath
Shortness of breath can be an indication of a heart problem, but it is also a symptom of lung cancer. If you find that you experience a shortness of breath while performing a task that would have been easy in the past, you should seek medical advice. This can be caused by a lung tumor which is blocking or narrowing an airway. It can also be caused by a fluid build up in the chest.