Today, the high incidence and mortality rate of cancer, let people “talk about cancer color”, fear of avoiding. From top to bottom, from the inside out, lung cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, esophageal cancer, colorectal cancer, bladder cancer… Have you ever wondered why you rarely hear about “heart cancer”? Why is the heart so calm when organs are “scrambling” for cancer?
As a highly active organ, is the heart really cancer-free? If the heart is not afraid of cancer, then what is the most afraid of it?
Why do you hear so much about heart cancer?
In fact, the heart from a “birth” to a large extent to get “tumor immunity”, all from the origin of the tumor and the specificity of the heart.
1. The metabolism and proliferation of human cells are often accompanied by mutations in genes, and malignant tumors are the result of the accumulation of genetic mutations.
Genetic mutations particularly favor epithelial tissue, so all organs containing epithelial tissue are at risk of cancer, such as the liver, kidneys, digestive tract, respiratory tract, breast, prostate, etc.
Without organs in epithelial tissue, there will often be benign tumors, and the heart will not have epithelial tissue.
2, the most important thing in the heart is myocardial cells, from birth to death, rarely proliferation and division, so it contains the gene there is no chance of mutation error, which also ensures that the heart rarely get cancer;
3, the heart and blood vessels constitute a unique closed circulation system, not easily affected by the invasion of foreign harmful substances, especially carcinogens;
4. The heart works surprisingly efficiently and the blood flow is extremely fast, making it impossible for many mutagenic factors to stay in the heart, especially cancer cells that are metastasised to “take root” in the heart.
In summary, we rarely hear that the heart has cancer, but it is determined by the special structure of the heart.
Is the heart really cancer-proof?
Of course not.
According to mayo Medical Center in the United States, the incidence of primary heart cancer is less than 0.1%, the center on average on average only one case of heart cancer patients reported;
A 2015 investigation by the Medical University Hospital of Vienna found that in the past 15 years, the hospital had treated only 113 patients with primary heart tumours, of which only 11 were malignant tumors.
So the heart doesn’t get tumors completely, it’s rare, and mostly benign.
Tumors in the heart have primary origin, but also secondary origin. Primary heart tumors include cardiac mucus, hemanasar, cardiomuscular tumors, fibromas, cross-sectional fibroids and misconstructive tumors.
Among the primary tumors, the most common heart tumoris is the heart cavity mucus tumor, the malignant tumor is angiosarcoma, adults are mainly heart cavity mucus tumor, infants and young children are usually caused by knotted sclerosis of the cross-sectional fibroids.
Among secondary heart tumors, melanoma, lung cancer, kidney cancer, fluffy membrane cancer, breast cancer and other cancer cells may be transferred to the heart with blood, melanoma is the most common.
Although rare, cross-sectional muscles, blood vessels, etc. provide the possibility for tumors to occur.
What are the symptoms of heart cancer?
Heart tumor patients often have difficulty breathing, regional pain around the heart, fatigue chest tightness, nausea, fever, weight loss, night sweats and a range of nonspecific symptoms.
These symptoms are similar to those caused by other heart diseases, making it difficult to diagnose heart tumors effectively.
At present, the diagnosis of heart tumoris is mainly based on the patient’s clinical history, supplemented by ultrasound, CT or magnetic resonance imaging scanning technology.
As a result of treatment, most heart tumors are treated through surgery because they are benign. Heart-producing tumors should be removed in time, otherwise the tumor shedding debris can easily block normal blood flow and cause stroke.
For malignant heart tumor disease, in addition to surgical treatment, but also combined with the corresponding chemotherapy drugs and radiotherapy treatment. Unfortunately, these methods are not yet able to completely cure malignant heart tumours.
What is the heart most afraid of?
Although the heart rarely develops cancer, it is affected by other cardiovascular diseases. Such as high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, arrhythmia, heart failure, congenital heart disease, rheumatic heart disease and so on.
In addition to some congenital heart disease, many heart diseases are closely related to daily diet, lifestyle, etc.
To sum up, the heart is most afraid of you doing these 5 things:
1, oil salt eat too much
Modern people’s intake of fat salt is high, often easy to cause individual obesity, high blood pressure, blood circulation is not good, these are an important source of atherosclerosis disease.
Should be low oil, less fat, less salt, eat more vegetables, fruits, rich in fiber food.
2, smoke and alcohol can not quit
Smoking or second-hand smoke are closely related to the induction of coronary heart disease. Long-term smokers skin blood vessels are prone to contraction, cramps, the heart is also prone to spasms, often lead to arteriosclerosis, angina, myocardial ischemia, and even myocardial infarction.
Drinking prefers atrial fibrillation, especially in fatigue.
3, stay up late
Whether forced or voluntary, staying up late makes people in a state of stress for a long time, abnormal blood vessel contraction, increased heart load, easy to trigger atrial fibrillation, coronary heart disease, arrhythmia, and even myocardial infarction.
4, long-term high-pressure work
High-pressure and busy work easy to make people sedentary, fatigue, irregular rest, long-term lack of exercise, heart load work. Over time, the risk of heart lesions has skyrocketed, and reports of sudden heart disease deaths have been common in recent years.
5, low mood
All day long, sad face, depressed, not only will cause anxiety and depression, but also make people’s heart beat faster, sudden increase in blood pressure, shortness of breath, and even cause ischemic shock, arrhythmia, heart infarction and other sudden symptoms.
The heart doesn’t get cancer.
It’s just rare.
And it’s more benign.
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