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Beware ... swelling of the face could be a sign of lung cancer

Lung cancer is one of the most common and dangerous types of cancer, and when the disease spreads, there is a swelling in the upper vena cava, which leads to the appearance of alarming symptoms on your face such as swelling and a lump may appear in the neck, as according to Cancer Research in the United Kingdom this is called obstruction of the superior vena cava ( SVCO), which is a large vein in the middle of the chest responsible for transporting blood from the upper part of the body to the heart, and if lung cancer is present, it presses on this vein and prevents normal blood flow, according to the "Express" site.

For its part, the Roy Castle of the English Lung Cancer Foundation (RCLCF) explains, 'Many people believe that a swollen face is a sign of an allergic reaction, but facial swelling may occur due to blockage of the superior vena cava, which is usually due to lung cancer, and this requires this. The matter is to undergo immediate health care, as the symptoms of this disease may be relieved with oxygen and various medications, and you may be given steroids to reduce swelling in the end, the treatment depends on the extent of the progression of the condition.

The following are other symptoms that indicate lung cancer:


1- Feeling the fullness of the face when bending over


2- Shortness of breath


3- Headache


4- Swelling of the hands and the appearance of veins in the chest of the affected person


5- Feeling dizzy


6- Low vision


7- A persistent cough

There are some factors that can increase the risk of lung cancer, knowing that the presence of one of these factors is not conclusive evidence that you have this disease, as smoking is the main cause of lung cancer, so it is important to quit it to avoid the risk of developing this disease.