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Simple lung cancer 'finger test' can check for early red flag sign of disease

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Health experts have said lung cancer can be stopped at its earliest stage if you spot something in a simple 'finger test'.Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious forms of cancer the UK, killing approximately 95 people every day, Cancer Research UK states.

However, spotting the tell-tale signs early on may well save your life and they can appear in surprising areas, reports the Mirror.Common signs of lung issues include wheezing, shortness of breath and chest pain but there is an unusual sign that can appear in your hands as well.

This can also occur well before any other symptoms start to arise.Read on below for a step-by-step guide on what you should be looking out for in your hands as a sign of lung cancer.The first thing you should do is press your fingers together - this will be an early indicator of lung cancer, believe it or not.

If you can see a small, diamond-shaped tunnel of light in between your nails then you've nothing to worry about.If you can't, then this may be a sign of your fingers swelling up which is a symptom seen among 35 per cent of those with non-small cell lung cancer, according to the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.This is the most common type of the respiratory disease and like many cancers, it can trigger the creation of abnormal cells that can reproduce extremely quickly.Any finger swelling associated with lung cancer tends to happen in more gradual stages.

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