Cancer symptoms: If you have a cough for this length of time you MUST see a doctor

CANCER symptoms are not always obvious and can appear as minor everyday health issues. Everyone gets a cough every now and then, but while it can be harmless in some cases it can signify a serious health problem. If you have a cough that lasts for a particular length of time, see a doctor as it could be a sign of cancer.
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Meagan Bechtold, 27, of Las Vegas, developed a hacking cough in March last year, which doctors wrote off as a bad cold, allergies or bronchitis. A CT scan later revealed she had Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
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Source: Kidney Cancer Association - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news
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Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Policy Medicare Hans Duvefelt Managed Care Source Type: blogs
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BackgroundWe investigated preoperative and postoperative TRPV1, bradykinin (BK), and prostaglandin e ‐2 (PGE2) levels in patients who underwent lung cancer surgery and evaluated the correlations between these levels and the development of acute or chronic cough after surgery.MethodsWe evaluated 60 patients with non ‐small cell lung cancer who underwent lobectomy at our center between August and October 2018. TRPV1, BK, and PGE2 levels were determined by enzyme‐linked immunosorbent assay and postoperative cough was assessed using the visual analog scale (VAS).ResultsThe postoperative serum TRPV1, BK, and PEG2 levels o...
Source: Thoracic Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
In this study, we investigated the relationship between chronic cough and clinicopathological features in postoperative patients with non ‐small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and evaluated the effectiveness of acupuncture therapy for the treatment of postoperative chronic cough in patients with NSCLC.MethodsWe retrospectively evaluated 171 patients with NSCLC who received lobectomy at our center between September 2017 and February 2018. The Mandarin Chinese version of the Leicester Cough Questionnaire (LCQ ‐MC) was used to evaluate the degree of cough in patients. Postoperative cough was assessed by a visual analog scale (V...
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Megan Clarkson, of Kirkcaldy, Fife, first became unwell at just six months old in November 2016 when she developed a cough and could not keep food down.
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Kelly Clarkson's daughter Megan died aged two after repeatedly being diagnosed with little more than a cough.
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Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
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