7 unusual signs of lung cancer

Swollen fingertips

Fat fingertips

While this is not a common symptom, 80 percent of people who do develop lung cancer, also have “chubby” fingers.

Some lung tumors make chemicals that push blood and fluids to the tissues in your fingertips, making them look thicker and larger than normal. The skin next to your nails may seem shiny, or your nails may curve more than they normally do.

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Joyce Hollman

By Joyce Hollman

Joyce Hollman is a writer based in Kennebunk, Maine, specializing in the medical/healthcare and natural/alternative health space. Health challenges of her own led Joyce on a journey to discover ways to feel better through organic living, utilizing natural health strategies. Now, practicing yoga and meditation, and working towards living in a chemical-free home, her experiences make her the perfect conduit to help others live and feel better naturally.