COVID-19 has created a lot of confusion, particularly concerning what you should do if you become unwell and are experiencing respiratory symptoms. Whilst Australians have been told to stay at home and self-isolate if unwell, it is still vitally important not to ignore new or ongoing respiratory symptoms, that may not just be a cold.
The symptoms of lung cancer, such as breathlessness or a persistent cough, can be vague and are often dismissed for another condition which can lead to significant delays in diagnosis.
To find out more, speak to your doctor or book a free telephone appointment with Lung Foundation Australia’s Lung Cancer Support Nurse today.
What should I do if I’m worried about lung cancer symptoms during COVID-19? This is a really good question.
COVID-19 symptoms are very similar to lung cancer symptoms. With lung cancer, you do have the shortness of breath and you have a persistent cough. So it’s really important that you go and get these respiratory problems checked.
As in my case, I had a persistent cough that went on, and by the time I was diagnosed, it was stage four. So I can only urge you to please, if there’s any symptoms that are showing with shortness of breath or with a persistent cough, go to your doctor and get this assessed. Lung Cancer Search and Rescue. Hope in every breath.
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