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4 inflammations are likely to develop into cancer if not treated in time
4 inflammations are likely to develop into cancer if not treated in time. There is indeed a close relationship between chronic diseases and cancer, but not all patients with chronic diseases will develop cancers.
“Inflammation” must be familiar to everyone, it is what we commonly call inflammation!
From a clinical point of view, inflammation is the body’s defense response to various stimuli, which can be roughly divided into infection and non-infectious types!
Since inflammation is very common in daily life, everyone does not pay too much attention to it. There are even some friends who did not receive scientific and regular treatment after chronic inflammation. They just took medicine and it was fine as long as it didn’t hurt!
As everyone knows, chronic inflammation is not actively controlled, not only will the body have repeated discomforts, but also behind it is a bigger and fatal disease: cancer!
This is not alarmist. You must know that cancer is a mutation in the DNA of cells in the body. From a clinical perspective, the onset of cancer is the result of multiple factors, including age, genes, chronic diseases, carcinogen exposure, and so on.
If the following four types of inflammation are not actively controlled, beware of cancer will be waiting for you in the future:
1. Atrophic gastritis:
This is not inflammation that appears directly in the stomach. In most cases, it develops from repeated episodes of chronic superficial gastritis without timely treatment.
As the patient’s gastric mucosa is repeatedly damaged and the glands inherent in the mucosa gradually atrophy and disappear, atrophic gastritis eventually develops.
According to clinical data surveys, the cancer rate of atrophic gastritis in China has reached 2.55%. If the patient is not actively treated, it can gradually develop into intestinal metaplasia and dysplasia in the later stage. Atrophic gastritis with atypical hyperplasia is clinically called precancerous lesions;
2. Viral hepatitis:
As far as the current situation of viral hepatitis in some countries is concerned, hepatitis B is the most common one, which is an inflammation induced by hepatitis B virus infection.
Relevant studies have shown that among all liver cancer patients in some countries, nearly 90% of the patients have been tested for hepatitis B virus.
The reason for this is that the virus will continue to attack the liver cells of the patient, causing the liver to gradually progress to liver fibrosis, cirrhosis, and eventually cancer.
The more improperly controlled hepatitis B patients, the higher the cancer rate in the later stage, the process lasts from several years to more than ten years;
3. Chronic enteritis:
It should be emphasized here that not all chronic enteritis will develop into cancer. Among the types of enteritis, ulcerative enteritis is most related to cancer.
After the patient develops ulcerative enteritis, not only will there be typical symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, blood in the stool, etc., if the condition is not controlled in time, repeated attacks will occur;
The intestinal mucosal cells will be repeatedly damaged and repaired. The more frequent the cell division is damaged, the greater the chance of DNA mutations;
4. Chronic cervicitis:
Women who have knowledge of cervical cancer should know that it is currently the only gynecological tumor with a clear cause, and its occurrence is related to high-risk hpv virus infection.
If the immune system of the infected person fails to clear the virus in time, the patient’s cervix can gradually develop into chronic inflammation under the condition of continuous infection, and it can develop into cervical cancer in the next 8-10 years!
Written at the end: There is indeed a close relationship between chronic diseases and cancer, but not all patients with chronic diseases will develop cancer.
After all, as mentioned at the beginning of the article, the emergence of cancer has multiple factors working together, and inflammation is only one of the reasons. If the patient can detect and actively control the condition in time, it will naturally reduce the chance of later cancer.
(source:internet, reference only)