10 Symptoms of Lung Cancer You Should Never Ignore!

4. Vocal Changes

vocal-changes

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Although hoarseness can be as a result of a cold, this symptom can point to something much more serious if it persists for a period of over 2 weeks. Hoarseness that is related to lung cancer may occur when a tumor affects the nerves which control the larynx, or the voice box.

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This in turn makes the vocal chords become inflamed and irritated, leading to significant changes in your voice. If you notice a significant change in voice, or if somebody else tells you that your voice sounds raspier, deeper or hoarse, you should get checked by your doctor.