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when you have colon cancer does a clear gel like mucus occur?

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Dr. Mary Maluccio
Surgical Oncology 27 years experience
Possibly: Any change in bowels can trigger concern for colon cancer. However, character changes to one's bowel movements can also be do to dietary changes and or other intestinal problems. These symptoms may warrant a colonoscopy.
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 39 years experience
Rarely: Blood or no symptoms is more likely. Certain polyps can secrete mucous. See a gastroenterologist.

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