Eugene Ana, an oncologist at the Cancer Treatment Center of America (CTCA), explained how a hot shower can help identify one of the signs of blood cancer. This is reported by the portal Express.
The doctor noted that at an early stage, the symptoms of blood cancer are disguised as other diseases. A person may feel a slight malaise, general weakness in the body and get tired quickly. However, there is one symptom that can be called a signal for a more thorough examination of the body. It’s about itching after a shower.
“In the early stages of blood cancer, cells containing histamine (a mediator of allergic reactions) become hypersensitive. They make the skin react to hot water, ”said the specialist.
Blood cancer most often affects people over 40 years of age. If you notice severe itching after a shower, you need to visit a doctor and do a complete blood count.
If the level of erythrocytes after the analysis is increased, it is necessary to undergo an in-depth examination.
Earlier, on July 15, the chief oncologist of the SM-Clinic, Alexander Seryakov, told Izvestia about the symptoms of common types of cancer. So, for example, voice changes may indicate laryngeal cancer.