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Colorectal Cancer-Symptoms

Following are some common signs of colorectal cancer symptoms, which may help in early diagnosis if attended appropriately:

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-Change in bowel habit (constipation or diarrhea)

-Abdominal pain

-Blood in stools (either bright red or dark colored feces)

-Formed stool, narrower than usual

-Frequent abdominal cramps, bloating, or feeling of fullness

-Unexplained weight loss

-Weakness, fatigue, or lethargy

-Nausea and vomiting


Symptoms of colorectal cancer may also depend upon the size and location of the disease. Tumors in the distal part (left-sided colon) or in the rectum are generally associated with blood in stool, altered bowel habit and/or obstructive symptoms. While tumors in proximal (right-sided colon) causes occult blood in stools or melena (dark tarry feces).

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