Patients who recover from cancer may still suffer from other diseases, but their biggest concern is to have cancer again. If the cancer symptoms occur again after the treatment, they are called “relapse”. Patients may also suffer from different types of cancer, which is also called “ Recurrence cancer”. Regardless of the previous type of cancer, they may recovery but still have different types of cancer, even if they are undergoing cancer treatment. It may be unfortunate to have other cancers. In fact, specific cancers and cancer treatments may be associated with the risk of recurrence cancer.
Recurrence after colorectal cancer
Patients who recover from Colon Cancer may have Recurrence cancer, among which the following cancers are more likely:
Recurrence of colorectal cancer
Small intestine cancer
Bile duct cancer
Many people believe that the risk of lung cancer is higher, but there is no research to support its relevance. After recovering from colorectal cancer, most cancers may be associated with the digestive system. This may be due to the same carcinogenic factors such as diet, obesity, physical activity, etc. Genetics may also be one of the factors. For example, patients with hereditary non-polyp colorectal cancer syndrome are more likely to have other types of cancer such as colorectal cancer, rectal cancer, small intestine cancer, stomach cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, uterine cancer
Recurrence cancer after rectal cancer
Patients who recover from rectal cancer may have Recurrence cancer, including the following cancers:
Small bowel cancer
Patients receiving radiotherapy also have increased risk of Bladder cancer and uterine cancer
Colorectal cancer patients under the age of 50 have an increased risk of colorectal cancer, small bowel cancer, cholangiocarcinoma and uterine cancer, which are common in patients with hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome.
Regular follow-up after the end of the treatment
After your cancer treatment, you should check back regularly for signs of relapse or spread. Periodic colonoscopy to diagnose the recurrence of cancer in the colon and the rectum for abnormalities or any polyps in the colon. In addition, if the patient does not have any symptoms, experts and scholars do not recommend an additional recurrence cancer examination. If you have a condition or any physical condition, let your doctor know as it may be caused by a recurrence of cancer, Recurrence cancer, or other disease.
Surviving colorectal cancer patients should stay away from cigarettes (nicotine products) as smoking increases the risk of developing cancer. In order to maintain good health, patients should also observe the following to reduce their risk of cancer:
Achieve and maintain a healthy weight
To develop a habit of sports on weekdays
Choose a healthy diet and eat more vegetables
Control the amount of alcohol consumed, not more than 1 cup per day for women, not more than 2 cups for men.