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These 3 symptoms in the abdomen can be signs of cancer
These 3 symptoms in the abdomen can be signs of cancer. There are 3 manifestations in the abdomen, which deserve our attention.
The bigger the belly, the higher the risk of cancer
In January 2021, researchers from the University of Barcelona in Spain published a research article in the journal BMC Medicine. The results of the study showed that people with “bulky waist and big belly” have a higher risk of cancer!
According to statistics, a total of 3.5 million people participated in the study. The researchers followed these participants for an average of 8.3 years and found that 202,837 participants had cancer.
Researchers say that the higher the body mass index (BMI) of obese people, the higher the risk of cancer. Statistical analysis shows that participants with a higher body mass index are basically related to 9 cancers: uterine cancer, kidney cancer, gallbladder cancer, thyroid cancer, colorectal cancer, postmenopausal breast cancer, multiple myeloma, leukemia, and non-Hodgkin Chikin’s lymphoma.
It should be noted that among non-smokers, an increase in body mass index will also increase the incidence of head and neck cancer, central nervous system tumors, and Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
In addition, the researchers also measured the waist circumference of 291,305 participants, of which 27,837 were diagnosed with cancer. It can be seen that the larger the waist circumference, the greater the risk of cancer.
There are 3 kinds of symptoms in the stomach, be wary of cancer coming to the door
Stomach discomfort and stomach pain are common occurrences. Many people don’t take it seriously and feel that forbearance will pass. As everyone knows, this may be cancer coming to the door!
1. Abdominal pain
Clinically, one of the symptoms of many cancer patients is abdominal pain, such as liver cancer, bowel cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer, gallbladder cancer, and so on.
Among them, strictly speaking, the pain caused by liver cancer is “pain in the liver area”. The liver is the largest organ in the abdominal cavity, and the range of pain is relatively wide, so it is easy to think that it is a stomachache. Pain in the liver area mainly occurs in the upper right abdomen, usually dull or tingling.
In addition, most of the abdominal pain caused by bowel cancer appears in the middle and lower part of the abdomen, manifesting as dull pain or distending pain. Moreover, changes in bowel habits, alternating diarrhea and constipation, and bloody stools are all symptoms of bowel cancer. Once they appear, don’t ignore them.
2. Abdominal distension and ascites
Generally speaking, there is about 30ml of fluid in the abdominal cavity of a normal human body to lubricate the intestines. When the fluid in the abdominal cavity accumulates excessively and the fluid volume exceeds 200ml, it will become ascites, also known as abdominal effusion.
According to Dr. Zheng Ling from the Oriental Phase I Antitumor Drug Clinical Trial Center, patients with advanced cancer will develop symptoms of malignant ascites due to cancer thrombus obstruction, tumor compression, tumor invasion of the peritoneum or implantation in the abdominal cavity and other factors.
Generally speaking, the following tumors can cause ascites:
(1) Primary tumors in the abdominal cavity, such as: ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, liver cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer.
(2) Secondary abdominal tumors;
(3) Tumors outside the abdominal cavity, such as breast cancer, malignant lymphoma, leukemia, abdominal cavity metastasis or peritoneal infiltration, etc.;
(4) Malignant tumors that originate in the peritoneum, but are relatively rare in clinical practice.
3. Abdominal mass
Abnormal swelling, hyperplasia, adhesion or displacement of organs or tissues in the abdominal cavity causes an abnormal mass in the abdominal cavity, which is called an abdominal mass.
Dr. Kang Yuqing from Mongolian Medical Hospital of Sunit Left Banner, Ximeng, Inner Mongolia, said that there are many organs in the abdominal cavity, and various tumors will appear, such as stomach cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, colon cancer, kidney cancer, ovarian cancer, and uterine cancer. Fibroids, retroperitoneal tumors, lymphomas, etc.
Kang Yuqing tells everyone that different tumor masses have different accompanying symptoms, such as:
People with progressive jaundice may have lesions in the liver and gallbladder, pancreas, or pancreatic ampulla;
Urinary tract irritation and hematuria may be caused by urinary tract tumors, stones, and hydronephrosis;
Black stool, hematemesis or blood in the stool, blood in the stool, and changes in the characteristics of stool are likely to be due to gastrointestinal tumors.
Stay away from cancer and manage your diet
In order to stay healthy and stay away from cancer, many people want to develop good health habits, but they always have more than enough energy. In response to this, the American Cancer Institute recently launched the “Healthy 10-week Challenge Program” to develop a good habit every 7 days, calling on everyone to shut their mouths, move their legs, and manage their diet.
Week 1: Increase the proportion of plant-based foods
On the one hand, ensure that each meal has more than 2/3 of plant foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, etc.; on the other hand, ensure that each meal has 1/3 of animal foods, such as poultry meat , Seafood, lean meat, eggs and dairy products, etc.
Week 2: Take 100 more steps every day
Develop exercise habits should start with low-intensity exercise.
For example, if you walked for 20 minutes a day before, starting from the second week, you would take an extra minute of walking every day. Calculated by the number of steps, it is equivalent to walking 100 to 200 more steps a day. Exercise 5 days a week, and after 10 weeks, you will be able to walk an extra 5,000 to 10,000 steps a day.
Week 3: Eat more colorful fruits and vegetables
The goal this week is to strengthen good eating habits. When eating plant-based foods, you should try to choose brightly colored fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, purple cabbage, broccoli, spinach, oranges, and so on.
In addition, dark vegetables contain carotene, chlorophyll, lutein, lycopene, anthocyanins and aromatic substances, which are not only nutritious and physiologically active, but also promote appetite. Therefore, it is recommended to eat one serving (about 100 grams) of dark vegetables with each meal.
Week 4: Change from walking to brisk walking
Starting this week, increase the exercise intensity appropriately, adding 5 to 10 minutes of medium to high-intensity exercise every day, such as changing walking to brisk walking or jogging.
Week 5: Reduce intake of refined grains
Compared with refined grains, the bran, germ and endosperm of whole grains are more complete and contain more vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and other nutrients, which help reduce the risk of cancer and maintain a healthy weight.
Therefore, replace some refined grains with whole grains, and ensure that you eat one portion (about 100 grams) of whole grains for each meal.
Week 6: Standing instead of sitting
Sitting for a long time can lead to overweight or obesity, increase the risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, and cause lumbar and cervical spine problems. Therefore, starting from this week, try to use light activities to replace sedentary sitting.
For example: when working in front of a computer, stand up as much as possible; when conveying information to a work partner, try to walk over and communicate face-to-face; while waiting for others or watching TV, you can walk around.
Week 7: Do not eat processed meat
Processed meat refers to meat that has been smoked, cured, or treated to increase flavor and prolong storage time, such as ham, bacon, bacon, sausage, etc., which usually contain carcinogens.
Therefore, everyone should increase their intake of white meat such as fish and poultry, eat less red meat such as pork and beef, and eat less processed meat. If you can’t get rid of processed meat in a short time, eat it at most once a week.
Week 8: Try a new sport
The exercise in the first few weeks was mainly walking or jogging, and the form was relatively simple, and you might start to feel boring. Therefore, it is recommended to start new and interesting sports, such as dancing, aerobics and so on.
Week 9: Substitute boiled water and tea for alcoholic beverages
Starting this week, quit alcoholic beverages. Some alcoholic beverages are high in calories, and alcohol increases the risk of cancer. If you want to drink alcoholic beverages, you can use water, tea, coffee or milk instead. It should be noted that when drinking coffee and tea beverages, you should try to choose sugar-free black coffee or pure tea.
Week 10: Bringing people around to change together
In the last week of the challenge plan, you will find that your living habits have changed unknowingly. At this time, everyone must not stop, stick to it, and try to encourage family, friends and colleagues to develop healthy habits. In this way, you will be in a healthy and good home environment and work environment, which will help you maintain a healthy life.
Everyone should develop a healthy lifestyle, control weight, and reduce the risk of cancer. If there is a stomachache, don’t be careless and go to the hospital for a check-up in time.
However, the symptoms of cancer are complex and diverse, and it is impossible to show only on the stomach, and other symptoms, such as indigestion, rapid weight loss, and so on.
Once you have bad symptoms, go to the hospital or clinic as soon as possible.
(source:internet, reference only)