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Early Symptoms of Lung Cancer in Women

by
author image Rae Uddin
Rae Uddin has worked as a freelance writer and editor since 2004. She specializes in scientific journalism and medical and technical writing. Her work has appeared in various online publications. Uddin earned her Master of Science in integrated biomedical sciences with an emphasis in molecular and cellular biochemistry from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

While lung cancer still remains more prevalent in men than women, it remains the leading cancer cause of death in both. The earliest symptoms can vary greatly because women are more likely to have non-smoking related lung cancers. These cancers occur on the outer portion of the lungs, causing very different symptoms than cancer near the middle of the chest. Thus, early symptoms of lung cancer in women often include

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