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Is Thickening Of The Colon A Sign Of Cancer
Colon cancer: Colon Cancer may have no apparent signs until late in its course, such as bleeding in the stool, early satiety, bowel pain or discomfort, a change in bowels (diarrhea/constipation/consistency of stool). That is why it is important to get your routine screening tests at age 50 or younger if with a family history, and see your dr for regularly scheduled visits. Also, Never SMOKE or QUIT if you do! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Colon cancer sometimes presents with symptoms, but often has no symptoms until later. This is why getting regular screening colonoscopies is recommended. If symptoms are present they can include blood in the stool, weight loss, change in caliber of the stool. Abdominal pain is less common. Since this cancer grows from a small polyp into cancer slowly, be proactive & get regular colonoscopies! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: From no signs at all to rectal bleeding, change in bowels, more diarrhea or constipation, abdominal pain, change in stool caliber. But many patients have no symptoms at all. If you are over 50 or if you have a family history or any of the above symptoms, see a colorectal surgeon for evaluation and colonoscopy if indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depend of location: Women and men are equally affected by colon cancer. The symptoms depend of the localization of the tumor in the right or the left colon. Family history is important. The right colon cancer can grows without symptoms, it presents with asthenia, weakness and when checked anemia will be present, in the left side cancer presents with progressive const.Ipation. Colonoscopy at 50 y.O find curable cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Change in bowel habi: Most common and early sign is change in bowel habit and abdominal discofort.And blood in the stool early cases no symptoms with serong family history colonoscopy recommended at age 40 or 10 years before the age immediate family member was diagnosed if known, if normal repeat every5 years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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