Lung cancer is the leading cause of death in Australia with around 12,000 people diagnosed in Australia each year. The symptoms of lung cancer can often be vague and mimic those of other conditions, so it’s important to know what your cough is telling you.
The signs and symptoms of lung cancer can include:
- a new cough that has persisted for 3 weeks or more
- A changed cough
- Coughing up blood
- A chest infection that won’t go away
- Chest Pain and/ or shoulder pain
- Shortness of breath
- A hoarse voice
- Weight loss or loss of appetite
If lung cancer is found at an earlier stage there is more chance of a better outcome.
Please make an appointment with your GP if you have any concerns.