20 Early Warning Signs Of Lung Cancer That Women Should Never Ignore

However, the types and symptoms of lung cancer are different in men and women, therefore you should know the symptoms typical for your sex.

Lung cancer in women

Lung cancer in women is called adenocarcinoma and it develops on the outer part of the lungs. Unfortunately, the symptoms of adenocarcinoma are less obvious than in the other types of lung cancer. In many cases, the tumor can become large and spread throughout the body before being diagnosed.

Here are some of the earliest symptoms of lung cancer in women:

  • Back and shoulder pain;
  • Persistent cough;
  • Blood in the cough;
  • Coughing up phlegm or mucus with blood;
  • Harsh sound while breathing;
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headaches;
  • Exhaustion;
  • Loss of muscle mass;
  • Appetite loss and unexplained weight loss;
  • Blood clots;
  • Neck or face swelling;
  • Shortness of breath while exercising;

Once the cancer grows the following symptoms appear:

  • Increased mucus and change in color;
  • Chest, shoulder, and back pain;
  • Memory issues
  • Bone fractures that are not caused by accidental injury;
  • Joint or bone pain