Sedentary beware of colorectal cancer
□ Reporter Zhu Na Correspondent Xu Wenjun
Sitting for a long time at work, driving a car or taking a bus, and sitting home most of the time... These neglected details of life are precisely the main causes of colorectal cancer. Recently, some experts said that the incidence of colorectal cancer is increasing year by year, and it is approaching young people, sedentary and poor eating habits are the main causes of its incidence.
Colorectal cancer hits young people
What causes colorectal cancer to attack young people?
The working style of people who sit for a long time has changed a lot from before, especially the office people. They sit for a long time, rarely do activities during work, drive home from get off work or take a bus, and rarely go out after dinner. activity. At the end of the day, they have almost no time to exercise and cannot increase bowel movements to promote defecation, and they are prone to constipation.
The diet is too fine. The three meals a day are too simple and delicate for office workers. They mainly eat bread, hamburgers, fried foods, meat, etc. They eat less foods containing crude fiber and dietary fiber, such as vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Normal bowel movements.
Three meals are irregular. The working rhythm is accelerated, and three meals a day cannot be eaten on time, causing gastrointestinal dysfunction.
In addition, staying up late for a long time is also one of the causes of colorectal cancer.
High incidence rate and low cure rate
Although the incidence of colorectal cancer in China is increasing, the cure rate is relatively low. Gao Shegan said that there are three main reasons for this situation:
Patients with weak awareness of prevention. Patients with hemorrhoids are prone to have blood in the stool, and the early signal of colorectal cancer is also blood in the stool, which is easy for patients to confuse the two. As a result, they think they are young and will not have any major health problems, so they will not see a doctor, or blindly buy some medicine to treat hemorrhoids, and eventually delay their illness. There are also some female patients who do not want to go to the anorectal examination because of their shyness, causing misdiagnosis and delays in their condition. In fact, it is very easy to distinguish between hemorrhoids and early colorectal cancer, just go to the anorectal department for a simple finger anal diagnosis.
Colorectal cancer patients are mostly advanced when they are discovered. The first and second phases are early and the treatment effect is better. The third and fourth phases are in the middle and late stages, and the optimal treatment time has been missed, and the treatment effect is obviously not as good as the early stage.
Medical staff don't pay attention to it. In recent years, the incidence of colorectal cancer has increased, and the level of related medical diagnosis and treatment has not been improved.
Pay attention to body signals
Cancer is not a terminal disease, and so is colorectal cancer. As long as patients change their lifestyles, they can effectively prevent colorectal cancer, such as increasing the amount of exercise every day, commuting to and from get off work, etc.; eat more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, eat less fried foods, high-protein foods, and reduce constipation. At the same time, pay attention to observe the changes in the body, and seek medical treatment as soon as possible if abnormal signals appear. The 5-year survival rate of colorectal cancer is 80% in early detection, 70% in mid-term detection, and 50% in late detection.
If a patient with hemorrhoids has repeated blood in the stool, the self-administered medicine still does not work for a week, or the symptoms recur after the medicine improves, he must go to a hospital specialist in time.
Many people have experienced constipation and diarrhea, but if the constipation and diarrhea last longer and the effect is not satisfactory after medication, further examinations are needed to rule out the possibility of colorectal cancer.
When the shape of the stool changes, such as sudden thinning, mucus, etc., the patient needs to be alert, which is likely a sign of colorectal cancer.
People with a family history should also pay attention to it. Once the above-mentioned signals are found, they should not be taken lightly and seek medical attention as soon as possible.