13 Symptoms of Lung Cancer You Should Never Ignore
Even though it rarely happens, lung cancer can spread to the heart. Once a tumour grows in this area, it will put pressure on the veins and arteries, which could result in a heart attack, a stroke, or heart failure.
Higher levels of calcium
If your body is ‘hypercalcemic,’ it means it has more calcium than usual in its blood. The body will make a hormone-related protein that raises this mineral to help fight cancer. When this happens, people often feel more thirsty, weak, have dizziness, stomach pain, and the need to go to the bathroom frequently.
The spinal cord gets compressed
Cancer can spread to the spine, squeezing the vertebrae in that area and causing them to fall apart under pressure. If you have back pain that doesn’t go away, weakness in your legs and arms, and difficulties with your bladder, it could mean that your spinal cord is being compressed.
Coughing up blood, or Hemoptysis
As your cancer gets worse, you may cough up blood more often. Whether it’s bright red or rust-colored, it’s a cause for concern. When the tumours irritate the airways, it makes the blood vessels break. Around one-fourth of people with lung cancer have these symptoms.