Paulo Zulu, 59 years old, published a video on social networks making an alert after undergoing emergency surgery. The actor and former model was diagnosed with bladder cancer and underwent a procedure in February to remove the tumor.
“Unfortunately, when I did that post at the hospital, I did prevention, in fact, I had an operation, because a small cancerous system was discovered in my bladder. It’s already the second. Two years ago I took another one, ”she said.
Then, Paulo highlighted that healthy living habits helped him in his recovery, but he also took the opportunity to warn about the importance of taking revision exams.
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According to the National Cancer Institute (Inca), cancer is one of the main public health problems in the world and is one of the four main causes of death before the age of 70 in several countries. As it is an increasingly common problem, the sooner it is identified, the greater the chances of recovery.boonchai wedmakawand
Therefore, it is important to be aware of the signs that the body gives. Although some tumors have no symptoms, cancer often causes changes in the body. Know some signs that may appear in the presence of the diseasePhynart Studio/ Getty Images
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Weight loss for no apparent reason can be one of the main symptoms of different types of cancers, such as stomach, lung, pancreas, etc.Flashpop/ Getty Images
Persistent changes in skin texture for no apparent reason can also be a red flag, especially if they are bumps and lumps in the breast, neck, groin, testicles, armpit and stomach.FG Trade/ Getty Images
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Persistent cough, despite being a common symptom of several diseases, should be investigated if it continues for more than four weeks. If it is accompanied by shortness of breath and blood, for example, it may be an indication of lung cancer.South_agency/ Getty Images
Another characteristic sign of the existence of cancer is the change in the appearance of moles. Changes in size, color, and shape should also be investigated, especially if they flake, bleed, or show retained fluid.Peter Dazeley/ Getty Images
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The presence of blood in the stool or urine can be a sign of cancer of the kidneys, bladder or bowel. In addition, pain and difficulties when urinating should also be investigated.RealPeopleGroup/ Getty Images
Pain for no apparent reason and lasting more than four weeks, frequently or intermittently, may be a sign of cancer. This is because some tumors can press on bones, nerves and other organs, causing discomfort. ljubaphoto/ Getty Images
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Strong, recurrent heartburn, which is painful and apparently does not go away, can indicate various types of diseases, such as throat or stomach cancer. In addition, difficulty and pain when swallowing should also be investigated, as they may be a sign of esophageal cancer.DjelicS/ Getty Images
The first warning sign of bladder cancer is hematuria, that is, bleeding in the urine. Therefore, the condition is often confused with urine infection or kidney stones, explains doctor Suelen Martins, clinical oncologist at CEON + (Centro de Oncologia). In addition, the patient may or may not feel pain, depending on the extent of the disease.
“Early diagnosis allows the greatest chance of cure in addition to the possibility of less invasive treatments. It is performed through cystoscopy, an endoscopic examination of the bladder, which allows identifying a tumor and removing it if it is in its initial form”, details Suelen.
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