Can cancer also infect? What is the truth that husband and wife, mother and daughter and brothers are recruited at the same time.
The old couple in their 70s had lung cancer. When their mother-in-law checked, they were also lung cancer.
Mother and daughter two people, mother got breast cancer, and many years later, her daughter also had breast cancer.
My brother accompanied my brother with colorectal cancer to see a doctor. The doctor advised my brother to have an enteroscope and found that there was also colorectal cancer.
“Husband and wife cancer”, “mother daughter cancer” and “brother cancer” are not uncommon in clinic. What’s going on? Can cancer be contagious like the flu?
Now there is a general consensus in the scientific community that cancer cells will not infect
The essence of cancer is that the gene mutation of normal cells into cancer cells leads to crazy replication and unlimited proliferation.
Cancer cells are very fragile. Once they leave the human body and have no nutrition supply, they will quickly apoptosis and have no ability to “run” to other organisms.
Occasionally, when cancer cells are introduced into others, they will be immediately recognized and eliminated by others’ immune system. It is impossible to cause new cancer.
According to medical research and experiments, even if cancer cells are implanted into other normal people, they cannot survive.
Since it is not infectious, why does it appear “husband and wife cancer”, “mother daughter cancer” and “brother cancer”?
Although cancer itself is not contagious, it may be inherited.
Breast cancer and colorectal cancer are indeed associated with genetic factors.
However, it has nothing to do with infection. It is suggested that patients should do family genetic screening according to the guidance of doctors and intervene as soon as possible, so as to achieve the purpose of early treatment.
Although cancer itself is not infectious, some carcinogens can be “infectious”:
- Some bacterial and viral infections are the predisposing factors of some cancers
It infects Helicobacter pylori, which is the pathogenic factor of gastric cancer.
Hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus, which are transmitted by blood and sexual contact, are important pathogenic factors of liver cancer.
Human papillomavirus (HPV), transmitted through sexual contact, is the culprit of most cervical cancer
- Some common living habits are predisposing factors for some cancers
Bad living habits, such as husband smoking and wife smoking “second-hand smoke”, are associated with lung cancer.
Unhealthy eating habits. Like to eat high salt or pickled food, also eat food contaminated by Aspergillus flavus, and also eat food with high fat, high salt and low cellulose, which is related to the occurrence of gastric cancer.
- The influencing factors related to regional environment are the inducing factors of some cancers
Relatives in some families may gather in a certain area and be affected by the regional environment.
The incidence rate of esophageal cancer and gastric cancer is higher in some areas because love pickles, pickled products, and eating hot meals.
Exceed the standard of certain trace element or certain trace element in some areas, it will also cause a high incidence rate of cancer.
- Emotional causes are also predisposing factors for some cancers
Some family members suffer from cancer. Other family members, whether mentally or physically, have to bear great pressure, resulting in a sharp decline in immune function, accelerated the development of cancer in the body, showing the phenomenon of cancer aggregation. But in fact, these are not caused by cancer infection, but the concentrated expression of carcinogenic factors!
The key to blocking “family members suffering from cancer” is: early detection and early intervention
If cancer is found in the family, other family members should be vigilant. If necessary, they should go to the hospital for screening in time to prevent it.
- The eight most common cancer screening methods
- Lung cancer: CT examination
- Liver cancer: B-ultrasound + blood sampling for alpha fetoprotein
- Breast cancer: breast ultrasound and molybdenum target
- Colorectal cancer: Colonoscopy
- Gastric cancer: gastroscope
- Esophageal cancer: endoscopy
- Prostate cancer: Color Doppler ultrasound + PSA examination
- Cervical cancer: TCT, colposcopy and pathological diagnosis
With the improvement of the current medical level, early detection and early intervention have significantly improved the cure rate and survival time of many cancers. Therefore, there is no need to smell cancer discoloration and panic. Good mood is also a good medicine to deal with cancer