Lung cancer is one of the most serious types of cancer to be diagnosed, as it’s usually difficult to spot until it has spread to other parts of the
Lung cancer is one of the most serious types of cancer to be diagnosed, as it’s usually difficult to spot until it has spread to other parts of the body. You could be at risk of the disease if you cough up rust-coloured sputum, it’s been revealed.
Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers to be diagnosed in the UK, warned the NHS.
Around 45,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer in the UK every year.
Signs of the disease only tend to reveal themselves once the cancer has spread through the lungs.
One of the key symptoms of lung cancer is coughing up a brown/red-coloured sputum.
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“Finding lung cancer early allows for more personalised treatment options, with a much better success rate,” it said.
“Your body induces itself to cough in order to protect any particles from entering your airways and the lungs.
“A cough that doesn’t go away or worsens into a chronic cough, is one of the most common symptoms of lung cancer.
“If you are coughing up blood or rust-coloured spit/phlegm, see your doctor immediately.”