Colon polyps are a very common disease, and many people don't pay attention to it in life. But it is wrong to think so. Many colon cancers are caused by colon polyps.
Do colon polyps cause cancer?
What we need to understand is that colon polyps do not necessarily turn into cancer. Colon polyps are divided into two types: non-neoplastic and adenomatous. Generally, non-neoplastic polyps will not convert into cancer. Adenomatous polyps are precancerous lesions. When suffering from such polyps, the possibility of becoming cancerous is very high.
On the one hand, there are more people suffering from polyps in life. Older people are more likely to suffer from polyps. Polyps in some children are caused by poor embryonic development.
On the other hand, the occurrence of colon cancer is closely related to dietary habits in daily life. People who regularly consume high-fat foods and have insufficient dietary fiber intake are more likely to develop colon cancer. In addition, people who have had chronic colitis, colon polyps, and those with a family history of colon cancer are more likely to develop colon cancer than normal people.
It can be seen from the above that colon polyps may transform into colon cancer, but not all will transform. Regular intestinal examinations are very necessary for polyp patients, and they should also be prepared to prevent colon cancer in their lives.
What can be done to prevent colon cancer?
1. Eat regularly and quantitativelyColon cancer is a common tumor in the digestive tract. If you want to prevent it, you must improve your eating habits in life, especially pay attention to dinner and avoid eating too late or too full.
For middle-aged people, the digestive function will gradually decrease. If dinner is too full or too late, it is easy to suffer from indigestion, causing a lot of harmful substances to accumulate in the intestines, increasing the risk of bowel cancer.
2. Eat more whole grains and vegetablesCompared with highly processed foods, whole grains are richer in nutrients and have a higher content of dietary fiber. It is very beneficial to the digestive tract. It can effectively promote gastrointestinal motility, reduce garbage sedimentation in the intestines, and reduce the incidence of intestinal cancer. In addition, eating more vegetables every day is also good for intestinal health.
3. Regular inspectionFor some high-risk groups of colon cancer, annual physical examinations are required, especially men over 40 years old and people with a family history of colon cancer. Regular examinations can detect early symptoms of bowel cancer, and if abnormalities are found, early detection and early treatment can be achieved.
4. Eat less high-fat foodsIn life, many people like to eat high-fat foods. This will not only make the body obese, but will also affect cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health, and will also put a great burden on our intestines. Regular consumption of high-fat foods will damage our digestive tract. Therefore, in Reduce the intake of high-fat foods in your life.