A 43-year-old member asked:
Is intestinal obstruction a symptom of colon cancer?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Martin Tyson answered
26 years experience in Addiction Medicine
No: Hopefully it is more rare with good family practitioners making their patients have adequate health surveillance. Typically they are picked up with these screening endoscopies, blood in stool, weight loss etc. Occasionally you will find a stoic individual who ignores symptoms, or avoids doctors, and thus presents with obstruction instead.
Answered on Jun 17, 2015
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