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Colorectal Cancer: Symptoms and Early Signs

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

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Colorectal Cancer - Symptoms

  • 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 malena (dark tarry feces).

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To better understand the disease, watch the video below in which CancerBro meets Mr Collin, a colon cancer patient. This will help you to understand the SYMPTOMS of colon cancer and what are the risk factors associated with it.

Watch the video below to understand the SYMPTOMS of colon cancer in detail.

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