Lung cancer: Do you have hemoptysis? The ‘red flag’ sign that strikes when you cough


So, it’s important that your doctor helps to determine the correct site of the bleeding, the health portal explains.

Coughing up blood is considered to be one of the “main symptoms” of lung cancer, the NHS states.

Describing other warning signs, Jackson continued: “Red flag symptoms include a persistent cough that can deteriorate, coughing up blood and chest pain that is worse with deep breathing, coughing or laughing.

“A loss of appetite, weight loss that cannot be explained and fatigue are also key signs of lung cancer.


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