Lung cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Smoking is one of the main causes of the disease. Shortness of breath, wheezing, loss of appetite and fatigue are some of the symptoms of lung cancer. Coughing is also another big sign of the disease, many people don't pay attention to.
If your cough lasts for a long period of time, it is time to seek help. Visit your doctor if your cough lasts for more than two weeks. An individual suffering from lung cancer tends to cough up blood. Make note of every observation when you cough. Do you notice a change? Do you feel a sharp pain when you cough?
It is important to take precaution and protect yourself from the disease. Making a lifestyle change could make a huge difference. Non-smokers should also be careful as a new study found short-term 'vaping' could increase inflammation, which is a driving force of lung cancer.
"The implication of this study is that longer term use, increased daily use and the addition of flavours and nicotine may promote additional inflammation," senior author Peter Shields, deputy director of the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, told a news portal.
Adding, "The general perception among the public is that e-cigs are 'safer' than cigarettes. The reality is the industry is changing so fast -- and with minimal regulation -- that usage is outpacing the rate of our scientific understanding. It's becoming a public health crisis we should all take very seriously from a general pulmonary health, cancer risk and addiction perspective. E-cigs may be safer than smoking, but that is not the same as safe, and we need to know how unsafe they are."
A diet rich in fibre and yoghurt could help reduce the risk of lung cancer. "Our study provides strong evidence supporting the U.S. 2015-2020 Dietary Guideline recommending a high fibre and yoghurt diet," senior author Xiao-Ou Shu,MD, PhD, MPH, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, associate director for Global Health and co-leader of the Cancer Epidemiology Research Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, told a news portal.
Adding, "This inverse association was robust, consistently seen across current, past and never smokers, as well as men, women and individuals with different backgrounds."
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