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 develop an unexplained change to your voice, 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.
You could be at risk of lung cancer if there’s an abnormal change to your voice.
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“Symptoms of lung cancer vary depending on whether the disease is in its early or late stages,” said medical website Healthline.
“Your vocal chords produce sound by opening and closing, causing vibrations.
“When lung cancer involves the laryngeal nerve, it can affect your vocal cords and may cause a change or hoarseness in your voice.
“Hoarseness is a common symptom of many conditions, most commonly laryngitis. If your hoarseness lasts for two or more weeks, see your doctor.”