In recent years, the incidence and mortality of cancer have been on the rise, especially in a rapidly aging population.
In fact, many people maintain the habit of regular physical examinations, but still cannot effectively detect or prevent cancer. Since general examinations are not enough, early symptoms can easily be confused with common diseases and health disorders.
Therefore, experts recommend that each of us learn to take care of our own health. In addition to developing healthy living habits and regular medical treatment, you should also pay special attention to abnormal physical manifestations so that you can seek medical treatment in time and don’t miss the opportunity to treat the disease.
For cancer, there are 3 obvious warning signs when sleeping:
1. Bone Pain
According to Dr. Ngo Tieu Hao, who works in the Oncology Department of the Chinese Medicine Hospital of Jiangsu Province (Jiangsu Province, China), bones are one of the most common sites. Malignant tumor metastasis.
About 70%-80% of cancer patients will develop bone metastases. Cancers that are more likely to develop bone metastases include lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and thyroid cancer.
He explained that most bone metastases will occur on the spine, followed by ribs, pelvis, femur and leg bones. After bone metastasis occurs, more than 90% of patients will experience obvious pain.
At first, it is usually intermittent pain and pain during activities, but then the condition intensifies, leading to persistent pain, and even severe pain during daily activities. Especially the pain will get worse every night, even just taking ordinary painkillers can not be relieved.
2. Continuous fever
Zhang Jian, deputy director of the Oncology Department of Fudan University Cancer Hospital (Shanghai, China), said that if there is a tumor in the body, fever at night is an inevitable symptom.
He explained that there are three main reasons for fever caused by tumors:
-When the tumor grows rapidly in the body, it makes the tumor cells ischemia and hypoxia, causing tissue necrosis and high fever.
Some tumors secrete antigens, and the body’s immune system will respond accordingly, resulting in an abnormally high body temperature.
-Some tumor cells invade the body’s body temperature regulation center, increase body temperature and cause continuous fever.
Clinically, most cancer patients will have a fever in the evening and night. However, he also reminded that not every cancer patient with fever or frequent fever at night is cancer.
Fever is different from a common cold or disease in that it can go away on its own or take antipyretics over time, while cancer fever is not. The patient will continue to have a fever for a long time and does not get better after taking the medicine.
In addition, the symptoms of cancer generally do not appear alone, and may be accompanied by other abnormal manifestations, such as pain, fatigue, weight loss, loss of appetite, etc., so it is best to see a doctor. as soon as possible. Find out the cause as much as possible and treat it in time.
3. Frequent insomnia
Regarding the relationship between cancer and sleep, Lu Wentu, director of the Sleep Medicine Center of the First People’s Hospital of Yunnan Province, emphasized that most cancers will cause trouble. To some extent affect sleep.
Loc says cancer can cause pain, shortness of breath, chest tightness, coughing, and nighttime nerve compression, leading to sleep difficulties and insomnia. Especially for liver cancer, kidney cancer, stomach cancer, and brain cancer, patients can easily wake up in the middle of the night or around 3-4 in the morning.
Another feature of cancerous insomnia is that once you wake up, your body will always toss and turn, making it difficult to fall asleep again. Insomnia is long-lasting and difficult to treat with traditional medicine.