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Lung cancer is frightening, and a diagnosis can cause panic, anxiety, and depression. The lungs are vital to the body's overall functionality, and damage to the lungs can cause systemic failure throughout the human body. Smoking, environmental factors, and hereditary all play a part in contracting the illness, but practicing healthy habits and quitting smoking may protect your lungs from further damage. There are a handful of symptoms of lung cancer which you shouldn't ignore. The following list is ten of the most common and dangerous characteristics of the condition.

 

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1. Coughing

When a person generally thinks about lung cancer, one of the symptoms that pop first into the mind is typically the coughing that's always associated with this disease. However, many smokers don't pay the coughing too much notice, because they think that it's due to their habit. In fact, it's referred to as smoker's cough. So, when should you start to pay attention to a cough a bit more? If you begin to experience a cough that doesn't go away that's not connected to a particular smell, activity or a location; then you should make an appointment with a healthcare professional.

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