Your Colon & Rectum
The Signs And Symptoms
Of Colon Cancer
- A change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency of your stool.
- Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool.
- Persistent abdominal discomfort, such as cramps, gas or pain.
- A feeling that your bowel doesn’t empty completely.
- Weakness or fatigue.
- Unexplained weight loss.
Many people with colon cancer experience no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. That’s why it’s important to get a yearly doc-check.
Colon cancer symptoms can mimic symptoms of other problems. It’s important to check with your health professional when something doesn’t feel or look right.
Resources: Mayo Clinic