First, “inflammation”, is cancer precursor?
Before we look at whether inflammation is a precursor to cancer, let’s talk about what inflammation is.
Inflammation is very common pathological process, on the body is the body’s resistance and form a reaction, cause inflammation of the main can be divided into biological and non biological two kinds, the former is due to factors such as viruses, bacteria, mould and parasites, which is due to the low temperature, high temperature, ultraviolet radiation and radioactive physical factors.
After inflammation occurs, it can be divided into acute and chronic inflammation. Acute inflammation generally occurs when the body is injured and there is a wound. After the body is injured, the immune system will mobilize a large number of white blood cells to protect the injured area, so that the area appears obvious redness and swelling. Some inflammation due to infection, influenza factors, also have an acute phase of this process.
And when it comes to cancer, acute inflammation and chronic inflammation, that becomes an opportunity. Generally speaking, the acute inflammation can be cured directly, but not as good as treatment of chronic inflammation are relatively based on this, if chronic inflammation has been can not get good treatment, the inflammatory factor will be multiplied, and infiltrating into the surrounding tissues and organs, moreover can spread to the whole body, cells in the body appear different degree of necrosis and degeneration, etc. There is also the possibility of cancer.
But not all chronic inflammation turns into cancer, and most inflammation does not. Only a small proportion of inflammation, when uncontrolled, may trigger a particular gene in the body that triggers cancer. phase
Two, the precursor of cancer is not “inflammation”, but precancerous lesions
You should probably worry more about precancerous lesions than about whether inflammation becomes cancerous. Precancerous lesions are not an independent disease, but a process in the development of cancer, and are some benign lesions with potential carcinogenesis. When a precancerous lesion is diagnosed, it is often expressed that the histological appearance of the lesion has lost its due morphological characteristics, and there is a certain possibility of malignant tumor development.
Some of them are irreversible and have a high tendency to become cancerous, such as advanced intraepithelial tumors, severe dysplasia and carcinoma in situ. After finding precancerous lesions, it is necessary to decide whether to intervene or not under the guidance of professional doctors. For those with less risk, regular follow-up is only required. But some of the higher risk, it needs to be treated in time, after treatment can curb its further development to cancer.
In life, there are four common diseases are precancerous lesions, after discovery must cause enough attention.
Three, remember! These four conditions are precancerous lesions
If the body has the following four conditions, beware of precancerous lesions.
- chronic atrophic gastritis
Chronic atrophic gastritis is more serious than ordinary superficial gastritis and is more closely associated with cancer. Although there is a certain possibility of cancer, but this also needs to go through intestinal metaplasia, dysplasia, no matter in which stage of timely intervention treatment, can prevent cancer. Regular follow-up visits are necessary for people with stomach problems.
- Adenomatous intestinal polyps
Adenomatous polyps can include tubular adenomas, villous adenomas, mixed adenomas and serrated adenomas. The larger the size of these adenomas, the greater the possibility of canceration. But in most cases, adenomas can be removed directly under a colonoscopy.
- Cystic hyperplasia of the breast
Women with cystic hyperplasia of the breast are two to four times more likely to develop breast cancer and develop it 10 years earlier. The disease usually starts around the age of 30, and tends to become cancerous by the age of 40, and may develop into cancer by the age of 50.
- Endometrial atypical hyperplasia
The typical symptoms of endometrial dysplasia are increased glands, irregular contour, and loss of stroma, the most important of which is the atypia of glandular epithelial cells. Clinically, endometrial atypical hyperplasia is divided into mild, moderate and severe degrees, and the more severe the degree, the higher the possibility of malignant transformation. According to statistics, the risk of endometrial atypical hyperplasia cancer is about 23%.
Four, the occurrence of precancerous lesions, how to do?
So, what should be done with these precancerous lesions?
- active treatment
After the discovery of precancerous lesions in the body, it is necessary to carry out standardized treatment under the guidance of professional doctors. After the cure of precancerous lesions, it is like the “time bomb” has been lifted.
- Change bad habits
Many bad habits in life are the causes of precancerous lesions, such as work and rest, irregular diet, smoking, drinking and emotional instability, etc. To change this situation, it is necessary to change the details in life. Keep a regular and healthy lifestyle, sleep for 7 to 8 hours a day, eat a balanced diet, stop smoking and limit alcohol consumption, keep a stable mood, and take proper exercise.
- Regular physical examination
After treatment, it is still not to be taken lightly. Regular review should be carried out to observe whether the precancerous lesions in the body have the risk of recurrence. Even if the unfortunate relapse, can achieve early detection and early treatment.
The occurrence of cancer is the result of the joint action of a variety of factors. Do not listen to rumors in your life, which will bring some unnecessary burden to yourself.