Lung cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in one or both lungs. Treatment success is largely determined by the size of the cancer and how far it has spread from the lungs. There are two indicators of your potential risk to the deadly disease found in the way you breath.
“Different people have different symptoms for lung cancer,” said the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“Some people have symptoms related to the lungs. Some people whose lung cancer has spread to other parts of the body have symptoms specific to that part of the body.
“Lung cancer symptoms may include coughing that gets worse or doesn’t go away, chest pain, shortness of breath [and] wheezing.
“Other changes that can sometimes occur with lung cancer may include repeated bouts of pneumonia and swollen or enlarged lymph nodes [glands] inside the chest in the area between the lungs.”
The British Lung Foundation (BLF) noted that feeling breathless during such an activity could be an indication of lung cancer.
The charity explained that “feeling out of breath when doing day-to-day tasks” is a symptom of the condition.