With the development of society, people’s living standard is getting higher and higher, and the medical level is also improving, but cancer is becoming more and more serious threat to our life safety, such as colorectal cancer.
The early symptoms of colorectal cancer are not obvious, leading many people to go to the hospital only to find out that they have colorectal cancer, and it is already at an advanced stage, missing the best time for treatment.
In fact, this regret should be avoidable. There are often 4 symptoms in early stage of colorectal cancer, and it is still possible to prevent it with more attention.
4 signs of early colorectal cancer
When our intestinal tract starts to breed cancer cells, itchy buttocks or itchy anus will appear, many people will not pay much attention to it, but if it still itches after treatment, it is necessary to go to hospital for investigation, which may be intestinal cancer.
2.Blood in the stool
If you are a hemorrhoid patient, or if you have recently been on fire, you may also have this symptom. However, early stage of colon cancer may also have blood in the stool, so you should pay attention to it and not to think that it must be internal hemorrhoid, but to go to the hospital in time and ask the doctor to help determine it.
When there is a tumor in our intestine, because of the continuous growth and reproduction of the tumor, it will make the intestine narrow, and thus the phenomenon of abdominal distension. When such a situation occurs, we should be especially concerned about the problem of right hemicolectomy.
4.Change of stool habit
Due to the influence of tumor, the patient’s bowel habit may change, such as once a day but now several times a day, or once a few days but now several times a day. However, no matter how to change, one thing may be the common manifestation, that is, it is hard to defecate and there is always a feeling of incomplete defecation.
If you have such a change in bowel habit, we suggest you to consult your doctor in time.
Preventing bowel cancer, you need to do 4 more things
To prevent bowel cancer, besides diet adjustment, you need to do the following 4 things –
1.Drink more water
Drinking more water can play a good role in lubricating the intestinal tract and promote bowel movement, which is helpful to the prevention of bowel cancer.
Obesity has a certain correlation with intestinal cancer, so if you want to lose weight, exercise is the most real way. Moreover, through exercise, it can also enhance gastrointestinal peristalsis and reduce the contact between carcinogens and intestinal mucosa, and also reduce the possibility of cancer.
It is recommended that at least one hour of sweating exercise, such as brisk walking, should be performed once a week.
3.Regular bowel movement
Constipation is also one of the causes of colon cancer.
You should develop good bowel habits and go to defecate when you feel like it, instead of holding back. To prevent constipation, usually eat more food rich in dietary fiber, such as sweet potato and cauliflower. At the same time, pay more attention to the stool, bloody stool should be promptly to the hospital for examination, do not be mistaken for hemorrhoids.
With timely detection and treatment, 90% of colorectal cancer patients can be saved. Therefore, regular medical checkup is important!
Suggestion: general population should start to receive colorectal cancer screening at the age of 50, and have an examination every 5~10 years, which mainly includes fecal occult blood and colonoscopy. High-risk groups can be advanced to about 40~45 years old and receive screening once every 3~5 years on average.
Those who meet any one or more of the following are considered to be at high risk –
A first-degree relative with a history of colorectal cancer
A history of cancer (any history of malignancy) in person.
A history of intestinal polyps in person
Those with two or more of the following: chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea, mucus and blood stools, history of adverse life events, history of chronic appendicitis or appendectomy, history of chronic biliary tract disease or history of cholecystectomy.