this is one of the conditions that can be suffered from the disease

Cancer is a disease that seriously affects people’s health, even more so if medical treatment is not carried out in a timely manner.

“Currently, between 30% and 50% of cancer cases can be avoided by reducing risk factors and applying evidence-based preventive strategies. Furthermore, this burden can be reduced through early detection and proper care and treatment of patients. Whether diagnosed early and treated appropriatelyThe chances of curing many types of cancer are high”, indicates the World Health Organization.

Child cancer – Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The American Cancer Society explains that cancer treatment can cause conditions that contribute to people having muscle cramps. They can cause great pain and discomfort, especially in the legs.

“Muscle cramps are sudden, involuntary contractions or spasms in one or more muscles. They are very common and often occur after exercise. Some people have muscle cramps, especially in the legs, at night. They can be painful and last from a few seconds to several minutes,” he details. Medline Plus, US National Library of Medicine website.

A doctor should be consulted in case of presenting this condition. – Photo: Getty Images

Some possible causes of leg cramps in people who have cancer include the following:

  • Some chemotherapy drugs, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy
  • Radiotherapy to the lower extremities (hips, legs, etc.)
  • Some hormonal drugs like tamoxifen or raloxifene
  • Medications to treat loss of bone density
  • Tumors that start in a muscle or press on a muscle
  • Having too many white blood cells or treatment given because there are too few white blood cells
  • Staying in bed or being inactive for longer than usual
  • Overuse of certain muscles
  • Changes in the temperature around you
  • Peripheral neuropathy or other nerve damage
  • dehydration
  • Changes in electrolyte (blood chemistry) levels, especially phosphorus, calcium, glucose (sugar), or potassium
  • Non-cancerous health problems

How do you know if you have cancer?

The National Cancer Institute of the United States explains some of the symptoms that cancer can cause. It should be noted that a doctor should be consulted so that he is the one who makes a professional diagnosis.

Breast changes

  • Feeling of a lump or something solid in the breast or under the arm.
  • Changes or discharges in the nipples.
  • Red, scaly, sunken or pitted, itchy skin.

Bladder changes

  • Difficulty urinating.
  • Pain when urinating.
  • Blood in the urine.

bleeding or bruising for no apparent reason

Changes in the intestine

cough or hoarseness that does not disappear

eating problems

  • Pain after eating (heartburn or indigestion that does not go away).
  • swallowing problems
  • Stomach ache.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Appetite changes.

Fatigue serious and long lasting

Fever or night sweats with no reason

changes in the mouth

  • A white or red patch on the tongue or in the mouth.
  • Bleeding, pain, or numbness in the lips or mouth.

neurological problems

  • Headaches.
  • Seizures.
  • Changes in sight.
  • Hearing changes.
  • Facial paralysis.

skin changes

  • A flesh-colored lump that bleeds or becomes scaly.
  • A new mole or a change in an existing mole.
  • An irritation that does not heal.
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eyes).

swelling or lumps anywhere like the neck, armpits, stomach and groin

gain or lose weight for no known reason

It is important that in case of suspecting any symptom, a doctor is consulted so that he is the one who provides an adequate diagnosis, after carrying out the corresponding examinations and tests, one of the best known is the biopsy.

This test consists of the extirpation of a part of the tumor and then it is observed under a microscope, in addition to performing other laboratory tests. This test helps the doctor know how aggressive the cancer is. In some cases the grade can be from 1 to 4, which is determined by the appearance of the cancer cells under a microscope.

Breast cancer is one of the most common around the world.
Breast cancer is one of the most common around the world. – Photo: Getty Images


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