Digestive system consists of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, colon, rectum, liver, spleen and pancreas. Symptoms of cancer in these organs are often mistaken for indigestion. six Beware of cancer that attacks the digestive system.
Cancer is a dangerous and deadly disease. When it comes to cancer, most people are more worried about breast cancer, cervical cancer and prostate cancer. In fact, there are dangerous but rare type of cancer known to the public, which is cancer of the digestive system.
In contrast to breast cancer, cervical or prostate cancer, digestive system can be experienced by everyone, both men and women. Number of cases continued to increase during the last 30 years and is ranked third of cancer that often affects humans.
“Digestive System consists of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, colon, rectum, liver, spleen and pancreas. Symptoms of cancer in these organs are often mistaken for indigestion. Finally, many patients with newly diagnosed after the cancer is advanced step,” said Dawn Firsyada dr, SpB-KBD, consultant surgeon and surgical digestive Dharmais Cancer Hospital Cancer Outreach event at the Hall for the Laity Society Dharmais Cancer Hospital, Jakarta, Tuesday (17/04/2012).
Because the digestive system is made up of many organs, the type of cancer that is common to also vary. Here are a type of cancer of the digestive system is being attacked and need to be aware of.
1. Liver Cancer
Cancer the liver is closely associated with hepatitis B. In some cases, hepatitis that are not handled properly will develop into liver cancer.
The new liver cancer symptoms of liver damage that occurs when is large enough, ie weight loss, nausea and vomiting, fever, yellow skin and eyes, vomiting blood and terkadanf black stools.
2. Esophageal tumors
The esophagus is the tube that connects the stomach and throat. Generated complaints usually difficult swallowing, pain and weight loss.
3. Gastric Tumor
97% of gastric tumors are malignant tumors. Symptoms like heartburn, so often mistaken for common heartburn.
But if heartburn symptoms are often experienced with black stools and lost weight, it’s good to immediately look at the possibility of cancer. Nearly 60% of gastric cancer cells and then spread to the lymph vessels.
4. Intestinal Tumor Fine
Small bowel tumors rare, and symptoms are not so sure. Usually that is common to the intestinal pain and weight loss.
5. Colon cancer or colon
Colon cancer on to explain to the anus or rectum is often called colorectal cancer. The case is pretty much seen and experienced an increase in recent years.
The symptoms include frequent hard bowel movements, bloody stools or small pieces, weight loss, abdominal pain and anemia sehingha patient was pale. Symptoms of colorectal cancer often confused with symptoms of hemorrhoid.
If cancer is found in the anus and has entered the stage 3 and above, the anus must be removed. Examination of this type of cancer can be via digital rectal method and colonoscopy.
6. Pancreatic Tumor
The pancreas is a gland that produces digestive enzymes. Tumors that arise in this organ is often clog salurab bile from the gallbladder in the liver.
As a result, patients experience similar symptoms of pain, the body is yellow. Because pancreatic tumors do not display early signs of tumors, usually just known as the patient’s condition is severe.