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Colon Cancer Symptoms Diagnosis
Depends on location: If right sided may present with anemia (common). If large, some patients present with obstructive symptoms that require a bowel diversion. If metastatic can present with weight loss if extensive. One of the most common is detection of blood in the stool when a physician performs a rectal exam. Many variations of presentation. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Final few yards of your intestine, between the terminal ileum (small bowell) and rectum. It squeezes water and solidifies waste to stool. It is subject to outpouching (divertics) polyps, and these can become cancers. The cells are abnormal, invade into the muscle and travel ...Read more
I'm having some symptoms of colon cancer. How far has it progressed when you start having symptoms? Does it vary?
May be none: There can be no symptoms at all all the way to bleeding, blockage, perforation, unwanted or unexplained weight loss. Symptoms may not be specific for colon ca. See your doc. You rsported a clean ct scan-that's good. What about the colonoscopy results? That's how the diagnosis would get made-biopsy of a tissue sample. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rectal bleeding is c: Colon cancer can be entirely silent disease, producing little or no symptoms when early and localized to the bowel. So screening with colonoscopy in asymptomatic subjects is advised to look for polyps which are precursors of colon cancer. Rectal bleeding and abdominal pain can be symptoms of this cancer but they are often not early symptoms. The cause of colon cancer is not known. ...Read more
I wondered if anyone could give me the symptoms of colon cancer, a little detail on them too. Could I have it at 18?
Usually None: Colon cancer frequently will develop without symptoms until rather advanced. It would be exceedingly unusual for an 18 yr old to develop it in the absence or an underlying condition like hereditary polyposis or peutz–jeghers syndrome. Common symptoms would include change of bowel movements, blood in the stools (often not apparent without testing). Some cancers will present with bowel perforation! ...Read more
Get a check up: As you get to 50 years of age, screening for colon cancer is recommended. This can be done with colonoscopic examination of the large bowel. The symptoms of colon cancer are typically in the form of rectal bleeding or abdominal pain. If you are concerned about colon cancer, you should see your doctor and request proper testing to check you for colon cancer(done by a gastroenterologist). ...Read more
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