Cancer Signs & Symptoms: Cough, Wheezing & Out Of Breath

Don’t ignore these warning signs & symptoms!

A slight cough that doesn’t go away, shortness of breath, and/or wheezing can be early symptoms of lung cancer. Discovering these symptoms early improves your odds of successful treatment. Discover what to look for below, and remember: knowing and spotting cancer signs and symptoms early can save your life.

What To Look For:

  • A persistent cough that lasts more than three weeks (34)
  • Breathless feeling when you walk a short distance (e.g. crossing the street) (11)
  • Sharp, persistent pain in chest, back, or shoulder when coughing (11)
  • Breathless feeling comes on suddenly during, activities or even when lying down (11)
  • Painful feeling when taking a deep breath (12)
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath (14)
  • Respiratory infections that come back (12)

Notice Something? Here’s What To Do Next:

  • Should you spot any signs, consider them a “red flag”. It does not mean you have cancer. If signs do not disappear within one week, contact your medical team for a professional evaluation.

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