8 things you probably didn’t know about lung cancer

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As a new study flags up the more common signs of lung cancer, experts outline some of the lesser-known facts about this common killer.

Having a persistent cough and shortness of breath are increasingly common first signs of lung cancer, according to a new study. But did you know that your face, voice and even fingers could show signs of the disease too?

The Cancer Research UK-funded study by researchers at the University of Exeter also found a decrease in patients who reported their first symptom to be coughing up blood, or loss of appetite, which are generally regarded as the headline symptoms of lung cancer.

Lung cancer is the most common cancer in men and the third most common in women worldwide.

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