A few days ago, a fan came to consult and said that he has been coughing all the time recently. Although he has been smoking, he coughed occasionally, but he has never coughed so badly like now. Coincidentally , When he was using Douyin yesterday, he happened to find a lung cancer patient who was only in his 30s, younger than him, and he was diagnosed because of a cough. As a result, he didn’t sleep well all night, so he came here early in the morning to ask I. Later, I learned that his cough had phlegm and was accompanied by a sore throat, and other symptoms disappeared. Considering it must be a common cold, I suggested that he take some medicine and go to the hospital for an examination if he does not improve.
Sure enough, two days later, this fan replied to me saying that his cough is much better and his throat is no longer sore, and now he feels relieved.
Nowadays, the information on the Internet is overwhelming. In the past, I used to ask Baidu about my illness, but now I am sick with Douyin. I feel that I have some incurable disease, especially some elderly people, who always like to think wildly, and they will be sick even if they are not sick. Serious illnesses like lung cancer can cause cold sweats just by listening to them, let alone spread them on yourself.
In fact, I know my own physical condition. If I have been healthy all the time, it is only mild , Generally, there is no need to worry too much. If it is a symptom that you have never had before, don’t think about it. If you are worried, go to the hospital for an examination as soon as possible for early diagnosis and early treatment.
Lung cancer, a serious disease, will not happen for no reason. If you have suspicious symptoms, don’t overthink it, and don’t take it lightly.
So, what are the first symptoms of lung cancer? How do those patients know that they are sick and need to see a doctor?
Here are three survivors who have noticed their symptoms of lung cancer first-hand.
1. Strange chest pain, feeling of oppression in the chest
In the summer of 2016, I began to feel strange chest pains. I always felt like a big stone in my chest, with a strong sense of pressure. I was only 55 years old that year, and I soon received a diagnosis of lung cancer. . When I was young, I always felt like I was invincible, and I took it for granted that this kind of thing would never happen to me, never in my life. But, it turns out I was wrong, because before I felt the chest pain, I had been in good health and almost never had a cold.
Second, uneasy cough
When I was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2018, I was 71 years old. As a retired teacher, I could have enjoyed a happy life in my later years, but I never wanted to encounter such a disease. At the beginning, I just kept coughing, coughing, as if the cough would never stop, and my whole body hurt from coughing, especially at night, the coughing became more serious, and I couldn’t sleep peacefully anymore. I’ve tried antibiotics for relief, experienced several severe allergic reactions, and seen an ENT specialist, but nothing helped.
Three, shortness of breath, out of breath
I will never forget the one in 2020 In winter, when I was only 34 years old and found out that I had lung cancer, I hid my face and cried bitterly in front of the doctor. The first thing I thought of was my two young children. What should they do? After accepting the fact, I began to regret, I should have come to the hospital earlier! When I first felt something was wrong, every time I exercised on the treadmill, I would feel short of breath, which was beyond normal. I once noticed an advertisement about COPD, but when I thought about it carefully, I was too young to have such a chronic disease. It wasn’t until later that I had a strong gut feeling that I needed to go to the hospital for a checkup. Who ever thought that this investigation was actually lung cancer.
Chest pain, persistent cough, and shortness of breath are common symptoms of lung cancer.
Experts pointed out: Some symptoms of lung cancer require immediate attention as soon as they are discovered, while some symptoms It can be noticed within two or three weeks, and a persistent symptom is more serious than a short-term symptom that improves on its own. A combination of symptoms is more worrisome than a single symptom. The symptoms of the above three patients are all persistent attacks. Some patients are found early, diagnosed and treated early, and the effect of treatment is better, while some patients procrastinate again and again, missing the best time for treatment, and survive. The chances are slim.
So, once you find any suspected symptoms of lung cancer, you must seek medical attention in time, especially some “dangerous signs” of lung cancer, which need to be noticed immediately. Early diagnosis and early treatment are the first line of treatment. vitality.
1. The “dangerous signs” of lung cancer that need to be noticed immediately: span>Sudden or worsening shortness of breath and inexplicable chest pain, when these symptoms occur, you need to go to the hospital for examination and diagnosis immediately. The appearance of these symptoms, in addition to lung cancer, may also be caused by heart problems, and they are all critical illnesses.
2. Other lung cancer symptoms that need to be noticed in time: Coughing up blood or rust-colored sputum; Unrelated changes in coughing, fatigue, etc.); chest pain that persists or is aggravated by laughing, coughing, or exercising; weight loss (a late symptom); It may be lung cancer, and it has often progressed to a very serious stage. You should seek medical attention as soon as possible.
It is important to note that many ex-smokers have chronic cough symptoms, but if you develop a new or worse cough, or take antibiotics for several weeks If there is no improvement, a lung cancer screening must be done as soon as possible. This also applies to non-smokers, because more and more non-smokers are now also diagnosed with lung cancer. Of course, once old smokers have symptoms of coughing up blood, they should seek medical attention immediately to prevent their condition from getting worse.