Is a palpable lump in the side a known symptom of colon cancer?

Not usually. It takes a large colon mass in a thin person to be felt through the abdominal muscles. More likely would be a hernia or benign fatty tumor. Recommend seeing your doctor for further evaluation.
Maybe. If you have noted a lump that was not there before or has increased in size, get it properly evaluated. It may be colon cancer or any other intrabdominal or abdominal wall tumor or merely a hernia or abscess. In any case get it evaluated by an expert/specialist.

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I can feel a lump in the side of my belly - could it be colon cancer?

Unlikely but see dr. Difficult to say likelihood without more history, but for a tumor to be palpable through the abdomen it usually would have to be fairly large, and likely would not be the only symptom if it were this big. You would have likely had other symptoms before this such as obstruction, constipation, weight loss, fatigue, blood in stools, anemia etc. Read more...
Go see your doctor. It could be many things. Someone has to look at it and perform some tests. Read more...

6 months chemo for colon cancer, finished scans all clear no signs of cancer, 3 weeks later lump on right side of neck size of golf ball?

Probably unrelated. Chemo post surgery without evidence of metastatic disease is adjuvant with goal of preventing recurrence. When latter happens it most often is seen in liver or lungs. Rarely spread to distant nodes occur and usually related to Virchows nodes, the left suproaclavicular nodes. Lesion in rt. neck should have core bx to r/o lymphoma, another primary lesion or possible spread from original lesion. Read more...

I've got in my head that I have colon cancer, but GI says he doesn't feel lump I feel in rectaum?

Need endoscopy. March is colorectal cancer awareness month, early stages colon cancer is curable. If you think you feel lump in the rectum, you should have good examination, stool for presence blood &its products, endoscopy. Stromal cell tumors are in the wall of rectum, need endsonogram. If you are a female, rectocele may feel like a lump to you. Ask your doctor to give you better explanation. Read more...
Get another opinion. If you are not satisfied with one doctor's opinion, you are entitled to get a second opinion. Read more...
Colonoscopy. Colon is over a yard long and cancer can develop anywhere along the line. Lack of lump in rectum does not exclude colon cancer. You may wish to discuss, getting a colonoscopy, with your doctor. Read more...

Would I be able to feel a hard lump in my lower left abdomen with colon cancer. I have a heavy dull feeling there?

Not necessarily . Usually there is no lump associated with colon cancer unless it is advanced. It sounds like your worried however, and should definitely see your primary care provider for an exam and more complete evaluation. Timing depends on severity of symptoms and your level of concern. Hope this helps! Read more...

I'm an 18 year old female. I want to know if black lumps in the stool could indicate colon cancer. Is that how blood from colon cancer looks?

Black stool. Blood in the stool, if not fresh, tends to look dark, black, and tests positive with hematest reagent. Colon cancer is a much more involved diagnosis that is usually made with the appropriate biopsy, and a host of signs and symptoms such as failure to thrive, cachexia, poor appetite, weight loss, and declining health in general... Black stools only potentially indicates blood in the stool. Read more...

Can an abdominal pelvic cat scan screen for colon cancer or see a mass in the rectum?

Possibly & Yes. These are 2 different scenarios. Screening is performed in asymptomatic patients. You can screen for colon cancer with a special type of ct scan called virtual colonscopy. If a polyp is found it would still need to be removed with a colonscopy masses in the rectum can be seen with a pelvic ct scan. Read more...
Potentially. If the masses are large enough, they can be seen on cat scan. In order to increase the chances of these being seen, the cat scan has to be administered as a "ct colonography". Oral contrast agent needs to be swallowed, and an air enema needs to be administered during the ct scan. Traditionally, colonoscopy is considered the most reliable and accessible way to screen for colorectal cancer. Read more...
Sometimes. Sometimes a cat scan will be able to see a mass in the colon or rectum but it is not a good test for screening for colorectal cancer. There is a specialized type of ct scan that creates a virtual image of the inside of the colon that is sometimes used when a patient is not a good candidate for a colonoscopy. Read more...