In general, cancer has become one of the most serious health problems of people. Cancer is a condition in which cells in the body grow and grow out of control. Cancer cells can grow anywhere in the body and spread throughout the body.
Rectal cancer refers to a collection of abnormal cells in the rectum and anus, so it should not be confused with colon cancer, which involves the entire bowel and rectum.
Symptoms of rectal cancer
Early detection of rectal cancer is very important. Unfortunately, there are no symptoms of rectal cancer in the early stages of cancer development.
However, when the tumor develops, symptoms begin to appear. Here are the most common symptoms of rectal cancer.
- Abnormal bowel movements
- Abnormal discharge from the anus
- A hard part or lump around the anus
- Rectal bleeding
5 Soreness and pain in the mouth of the anus
- Itching and irritation at the anus
Who is at risk?
Furthermore, many factors such as immunodeficiency, smoking, and frequent irritation of the anus can cause or increase the risk of rectal cancer. The following are other variables that raise the chance of acquiring cancer:
Age: People over 60 years old, men under 35 years old, women over 50 years old.
Sexual habits: Men and women who have multiple sex partners and engage in rectal sex
HIV: Human papillomavirus increases the risk of many types of cancer, including rectal cancer
Immunosuppressants: People who take immunosuppressants, such as those who have had an organ transplant.