The temperature increase in metastases
When cancer cells spread beyond its original development (in the distant organs or body parts), the disease is called metastatic cancer. Almost all types of cancer can spread and hit the nearest authorities. Some types of cancer can be diagnosed at early stages, while other types are quite difficult to detect at an early stage. Most cancers show symptoms and signs in metastatic stage.
What are the signs and symptoms of the disease?
The symptoms of metastases depend on where the distribution. The spread of metastases to the brain and the Central nervous system include the following symptoms:
- blurred vision;
- speech disorders;
The following symptoms can be caused by a tumor in the lung.
- chest pain;
- cough that can be blood;
- dizziness from lack of oxygen;
- shortness of breath.
Liver metastases can cause painful increase, loss of appetite and jaundice or yellowing of the skin. Other common problems are the following: ascites, or excess fluid in the abdominal cavity, lymphedema, or swelling caused Suginami lymphatic vessels, tumors of the skin.
If cancer cells metastasize to the bone marrow, they can interfere with the production of red blood cells. A person may have following problems: anaemia (low number of red blood cells), low levels of white blood cells to fight infection, lack of platelets needed for normal clotting of blood.
Rarely metastases may cause malfunction of the adrenal glands. The air ducts in the kidneys or gall bladder can be narrowed. Many other symptoms are also possible, and they are not necessarily associated with a particular type of cancer. One of the important symptoms of a malignant tumor is the increase in body temperature of the patient.
Why the temperature rises when metastases?
The presence of malignant tumors, especially if there are metastases, the patient can observe the increase in temperature. Scientists assumed that such a process in the body occurs for the following reasons:
- Metabolic processes are at a high level;
- The abnormal cells divide faster;
- Prevalence of anaerobic glycolysis.
The temperature rise is most often found in the presence of tumor of the thyroid gland, bone, breast, and skin cancer. Women who suspect the presence of breast tumor must be thermometrograph. A greater likelihood increase the temperature of metastases and relapses are tumors of the thyroid gland. The anatomical structure and process aggressive tumors of ENT-organs, in 90% of cases increase the likelihood of high body temperature.
It is important to note that in tumors as abdominal and thoracic cavity, the temperature rise when metastasis is very rare. In this regard, thermography is assigned in the first stage of identifying a pathological condition.
How is the disease?
Some metastases are curable and some are not. Therefore, everyone must pass certain tests for cancer, one of the most important is a blood test. Chest x-ray, CT scan, bone scan and MRI are also prescribed in this case.
Any new symptoms or worsening of those already present should be reported to the doctor.