Core reminder: Cancer focuses on early prevention and early detection. Let’s take a look at the 10 most easily overlooked precancerous symptoms. I hope it will help everyone’s health.
Status: High cancer risk nationwide
According to statistics, the lifetime probability of Chinese residents suffering from cancer is 22%, which is even higher in old age. According to the 2012 China Cancer Registry Annual Report, people over the age of 50 accounted for more than 80% of all cases. The higher risk of cancer not only endangers health and lives, but also increases the burden of family pension. Therefore, in terms of alleviating the pressure of the future family and society for the elderly, it is of great significance to improve the overall ability of the public to prevent cancer.
Way out: How to improve the comprehensive ability of cancer prevention
The comprehensive ability of cancer prevention refers to reducing the risk of cancer and reducing the loss of cancer to individuals, families and society by establishing correct cancer prevention awareness, mastering correct cancer prevention knowledge, and developing good behaviors and lifestyles. As ordinary people, we must strengthen our knowledge and skills in dealing with cancer, actively respond to the grim reality of high incidence of cancer, and reduce the incidence of cancer.
Public self-anti-cancer measures: understand the 10 most overlooked precancerous symptoms
Cancer is focused on early prevention and early detection. Here are 10 precancerous symptoms that are most easily overlooked. I hope it will be helpful to everyone.
1. Facial swelling.
According to reports from relevant research institutions, lung cancer patients often experience swelling, swelling, or redness on their faces. In layman's terms, this is because as lung cancer tumors grow, blood vessels in the chest may be blocked, preventing blood flow to the head and face.
2. Be thin for no reason.
If you don’t exercise or lose weight, you lose weight unconsciously. Please don't be happy, because this may be an early sign of colon cancer and other digestive system cancers. It may also be a sign that cancer cells have spread to the liver, affecting your appetite and consuming your body's energy.
3. A small amount of food will cause fullness and pantothenic acid in the stomach.
A common early phenomenon of gastric cancer is gas or heartburn pain in the upper abdomen or in the middle. It may increase with diet. Although you have not eaten anything, you are already full. At this time, you need to go to the hospital for an examination to see if this phenomenon is caused by imbalanced gastric acid secretion. If not, this unexplained pain may be the first sign of liver cancer.
4. Asthma or shortness of breath.
Most lung cancer patients recall that they had only some shortness of breath at first. "I can't drive, and sometimes it's hard to breathe. I thought I had asthma?" A patient described precancerous symptoms in this way. At the same time, shortness of breath, chest pain, shortness of breath or vomiting blood may also be signs of testicular cancer spreading to the lungs.
5. Chronic cough or chest pain.
Some cancers can cause chronic cough or bronchitis at an early stage. There is a good way to tell if it is cancer or a respiratory disease: When you think that you no longer cough, but the symptoms start suddenly, you need to pay attention. Some lung cancer patients describe that their cough causes chest pain and extends up to the shoulder or arm.
6. Difficulty swallowing.
Usually related to esophagus and throat cancer. Difficulty swallowing is sometimes one of the first signs of lung cancer. Of course, this may also be caused by a cold or flu. If you often feel that there is a foreign body in your throat or chest when swallowing, it is best to consult a doctor, which may mean the presence of a tumor.
7. Upset stomach.
A patient with colon cancer remembers that he experienced unexplained stomach pain in the early stages of the illness. In the early stages of pancreatic cancer, patients often feel a dull pain in the stomach. Liver cancer patients say that they often feel stomach cramps in the early stages. In the early stages of these cancers, most doctors think they are just suffering from ulcers. If you continue to feel stomach upset and it is not caused by the digestive system, please go to the hospital for an ultrasound examination, which can detect liver or pancreatic tumors at an early stage.
8. Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, underarms, and groin.
Swollen lymph nodes indicate abnormal activity of the lymphatic system. For example, swollen lymph nodes in the neck or under the arm may be a sign of thyroid, head, or throat cancer. A painless lump in the armpit may be an early sign of breast cancer.
9. Rectal bleeding or blood in the stool.
"I thought it was hemorrhoids." This is the most common complaint that doctors hear when diagnosing colorectal cancer. If you have blood in your stool, you should go to the hospital for colonoscopy in time. In addition, blood in the stool is sometimes not blood, and can be expressed as a darker stool color.
10. Hematuria or urine mixed with semen.
Men should pay more attention to hematuria. If the urine is mixed with semen, it is also a danger signal of prostate cancer. Blood or semen in urine is not always easy to distinguish. The color of urine may only be slightly pink, dark red, tan, or smoky.
In response to the above symptoms, it is recommended that everyone sit in the same seat and go to the hospital for a corresponding investigation. For the happiness of your family and yourself, stay away from cancer.