If you are aware of any changes in your lung health, go to your doctor as soon as possible. Our free symptoms tracker can help highlight the severity and frequency of your symptoms.
Time to take action?
These are the potential signs of lung cancer:
- Persistent cough
- Ongoing chest infections
- Coughing up blood
- Change in a long-term cough
- Chest or shoulder pain
- Loss of appetite
- Unexplained weight loss, fatigue or breathlessness.
We have no sense of pain inside our lungs, so it can be difficult to spot changes until they affect our breathing or start to affect other parts of our chest or body.
If you have any of the above symptoms and they don’t go away after three weeks, visit your GP. They may be nothing serious, but it is worth getting yourself checked.