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What are the common symptoms of colon cancer?

Sometimes. They don't have any, and discovered on screening colonoscopy. These have the best prognosis. The earliest symptom is probably bleeding, but at first you need occult blood testing to detect small amount of bleeding. Then gross blood, then obstruction and perforation symptoms, such as cramps, pain, fever, chills, and even peritonits. These have much worse prognosis, so get colonoscopy at age 50. Read more...

What symptoms are common in colon cancer?

Some late symptoms. Are rectal bleeding or black stools (melena) depending on location of cancer, abdominal pain, distention, change in bowel habits. But these are late signs. To catch them early, you need fecal occult blood test or colonoscopy. Read more...

Is weight loss a common symptom of colon cancer?

Maybe. It can be a symptom but there are many other reasons for weight loss. A thorough evaluation should be done by a qualified physician to determine the cause of the weight loss. Read more...
Cancer weight loss. We always try primarily to rule out cancer in any case of unexplained weight loss, not only colon. Once we rule out cancer, any other cause will not be as severe or deadly. Read more...

Is loss of appetite in 22 yr old common symptom of stomach or colon cancer?

No. Unless you have strong family history of early onset stomach or colon cancer, you are extremely unlikely to have these tumor at the age of 22 years. Consult with your doctor for other causes of loss of appetite including depression. Read more...
Not necessary. Loss if appetite can happen for many reasons , upset stomach depression and also for stomach ca.. If u r concerned about something see u pcp for evaluation. Read more...
No anorexia is not . You are asking this question many times. That suggests a nosophobia (unnatural fear of being sick). That is a subset of anxiety disorders and ocd. Please see your doctor for a referral to a psychiatrist or psychologist. Read more...

I don't know why im so fearful of colon cancer at my age of 22 I have a poor appetite but no other symptoms like weight loss or fever how common is the cancer in a 22 year old? Is lack of appetite a symptom of colon cancer?

Unusual. I had answered with the data on colon cancer to your question. From age 20-30 the percentage of people with colon cancer is a little over 1 %. Remember that most people of any age do not get colon cancer. At your age this is very low on the list of causes. Anxiety, thyroid disease, stress, bad diet are all much more likely. See your doc so that you can stop worrying and live life happily. Read more...
It is very uncommon . 90 % of colon cancers diagnosed are over 50. In the years 2000-2003, the percentage of cases diagnosed under age 20 was 0% and from 20-34 was 0.9%. Family history in 1st degree relatives increases your risk as does some of the hereditary colon polyp diseases and smoking. A change in bowel habits, rectal bleeding , or abd pain/cramps are the common sxs of colon cancer, not just a poor appetite. Read more...
Anxiety disorder? You may have a phobic anxiety disorder. Please check with your doctor for further elucidation of fear and possible treatment. Read more...

How common a symptom of colon cancer is stomach pain? I'm scared of stomach and colon cancer I heard stomach cancer is really rare please shed some light

Brave up. Stomach pain is extremely common, especially due to acid reflux. Stomach cancer is less common than it once was, and less common than colon cancer, but if you are symptomatic, you'll want a definite diagnosis -- for your health and to be out of this state of anxiety that may itself be slowing you dwon. The large majority of cancers if detected early get cured. Get with a good primary care doc. Read more...
Depends. Abdominal pain in the region of the stomach could be related to the stomach, the pancreas, the transverse colon among a few things. If you are scared then the best thing to do is see a gastroenterologist to determine if you are a candidate for an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy. If both are negative your fears are resolved for 5-10 years. Read more...
Why? You are healthy, your family history is negative. Are you a smoker or excessive alcohol user? This sounds as if you may have a cancer phobia or fear. Have you had anxiety problems? Please see your doctor to discuss these issues. Stomach cancer young adults is exceedingly rare. Anxiety and phobic thinking are exceedingly common in the population. Read more...

What are the symptoms of colon cancer

None at early stage. Early stage of colon cancer has no symptoms at all , that is the reason to have colonascopy, at the age of 50 and on, . Early detection assures the cure, as tumor advances change of bowel habit, bleeding, weight loss, bowel obstruction etc. Read more...
None.. ...In early colon cancer. Advanced colon cancer can have rectal bleeding, anemia, weight loss, intestinal blockage, etc. Read more...

What is the symptoms of colon cancer?

Colon Cancer. Most colon cancers, at least in the US, are diagnosed via screening when still asymptomatic. When symptomatic, the most common symptoms are rectal bleeding, anemia, weight loss, a change in bowel habits, which could mean either diarrhea or constipation, abdominal discomfort, and less commonly, bowel obstruction. Important to get screening when it is recommended! Read more...
More than one sympto. The symptoms are different/varied in each person. Rectal bleed is a common symptom. A change of bowel habits(constipation alternating with diarrhea), weight loss and abdominal pain are relatively common symptoms. What is your age??? Read more...

What are the early symptoms of colon cancer?

Bleeding, wt loss. Most colon cancers are found at screening endoscopy when they are not causing symptoms. When there are symptoms, those of anemia (short of breath, pale, tired) are common because the tumor bleeds. Colon cancer can also cause bowel obstruction with severe colicky pain, or loss of appetite and weight. Read more...
Colon cancer. Symptoms of colon cancer include rectal bleeding, weight-loss, abdominal pain, and change in bowel habits. Patients may not have any symptoms at all though. Read more...
Non specific . Early sign of colon cancer is very nonspecific to non. Therefore it is crucial to get colonoscopy as screening tools from age 50-75. Read more...
By location. Right side -- often iron deficiency anemia from blood loss. Left side -- change in bowel habits or stool caliber. Both tend to be late. Read more...