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A 60-year-old member asked:

colon cancer any signs?

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Dr. Nancy Mckinney
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Not always: Colon cancer tends to not have any signs or symptoms when it is early (when it is easiest to treat). That is why screening colonoscopies are so important, to remove any polyps that may become cancer, and to directly look for cancers. Colon cancer can cause bleeding from the rectum, tiredness from anemia, stool changes, or abdominal pain. Other things can cause this too. Best to be seen if ?S.
Dr. Siamak Milanchi
Colon and Rectal Surgery 25 years experience
A lot of times none: A lot of times colon cancer has no or minimal symptoms until it reaches a larger size. If causing symptoms they are blood in stool, change in stool caliber or shape, change in bowel habits, anemia, weight loss, abdominal pain and bloating, and some other symptoms. If you are concerned it is better to see a doctor. If the doctor becomes suspicious to colon cancer he will send you for colonoscopy.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the different signs of colon cancer?

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Dr. Ben Ferguson
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General Surgery 10 years experience
They can vary.: In older patients, physicians presume that "rectal bleeding is colon cancer until proven otherwise". Worrisome signs can include pain, diarrhea, constipation, blockage of the intestine, weakness, fatigue, weight loss, and even an enlarging lump that can be felt under the skin. These signs don't necessarily mean that one has colon cancer. The goal is to find colon cancer before any signs appear.
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What are first signs of colon cancer?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Maybe none: First signs may be non-visible rectal bleeding, changes to bowel function. Early colon cancers will have no symptoms. Colonoscopy is a way to find a colon cancer early.
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A 34-year-old female asked:

Whats the signs of colon cancer?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
None really...: In the majority of patients (over 80%), colon cancer is silent. Symptoms and signs of altered stool pattern or appearance, weight loss, blood in the stool are often late manifestations of advanced disease. Unfortunately, these signs are nonspecific, and can present with many other GI issues--so don't freak out if you are experiencing them. Just get checked.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are the signs of colon cancer?

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Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
General Surgery 29 years experience
Colon cancer: Signs or symptoms can include any of the following, change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation, change in the consistency of your stool, rectal bleeding or blood in your stool, persistent abdominal pain a feeling that your bowel doesn't empty completely, weakness or fatigue from anemia. Also unintentional significant weight loss can be a sign. See your md if these occur.
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
True, remember too that often it will have no symptoms so it is very important to follow the age and risk appropriate screenings. Talk to your doc about it.
Aug 24, 2013
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A 44-year-old male asked:

What r the signs of colon cancer?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Usually none : Unless it is far along then pain or sometimes bleeding that is why screening is so important to catch it when it can be cured

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