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how is it possible to have stage 4 colon cancer with no symptoms?

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Dr. Denis Winder
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
Information: Unfortunately many cancers, particularly those in the abdomen, do not cause symptoms until they are far advanced.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Could I have colon cancer and have no symptoms and not be aware of it?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Yes, you could: One can be asymptomatic and diagnosed with colon cancer- after a colon mass was found accidentally during screening colonoscopy. Thus, it is very important to get a screening colonoscopy as per guidelines.

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