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What happens when you leave colon cancer untreated and it begins to bleed?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
11 doctors agree
In brief: Complications
The natural course of untreated colon cancer includes local and systemic effects.
Local effects may include bleeding, perforation, intestinal obstruction, and growth into adjacent organs. Systemic effects include spread to other organs such as the liver and lungs. Of course, the best time to treat a cancer is as soon as it is diagnosed.

In brief: Complications
The natural course of untreated colon cancer includes local and systemic effects.
Local effects may include bleeding, perforation, intestinal obstruction, and growth into adjacent organs. Systemic effects include spread to other organs such as the liver and lungs. Of course, the best time to treat a cancer is as soon as it is diagnosed.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Seek care
Untreated, colon cancer can cause bleeding, obstruction, pain, rupture of intestines, and ultimately death.
If the person refuses treatment or disease is already advanced, ask about hospice or palliative care.

In brief: Seek care
Untreated, colon cancer can cause bleeding, obstruction, pain, rupture of intestines, and ultimately death.
If the person refuses treatment or disease is already advanced, ask about hospice or palliative care.
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