What are the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer?

None. Usually there are no symptoms. Later can develop intestinal or rectal bleeding, anemia, weight loss, intestinal blockage, change in bowel movements, etc.
Symptoms colOn ca. Blood in the stool, change in bowel habits, bloating, weight loss, abdominal pain, anemia.

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What are the symptoms of colorectal cancer?

Varied. Lesions of the right colon hard to dx early since bowel content is liquified. On left side, content is solid and if lesion present, obstruction occurs if lesion circumferential or bleeding noted from irritation of hard stool against lesion. On rt. as well as left side ideal time to define is before symptoms by routine colonoscopy. Read more...

What are early symptoms of colorectal cancer?

May be none. Many early cancers do not have any symptoms and that is why it is important to have screening tests done, e.g., colonoscopy at age 50 for prevention of colo-rectal cancer. Symptoms may be change in bowel habits, bleeding per rectum, anemia, bowel obstruction and the first symptoms may be from metastases to other organs such as liver. Read more...
Few if any. Colon cancer is generally a very silent disease until it is advanced often early stage i and ii cancers will have no symptoms which is why routine screening colonoscopy is so important. Abdominal pain rectal bleeding unexplained weight loss fatigue may all be associated with a more advanced cancer. Total obstruction or perforation may be found in bet advanced cancers. Read more...

What are common early symptoms of colorectal cancer?

Often "silent" Unfortunately, colon cancers may develop "under the radar" for quite some time before symptoms occur. The earliest sign is usually anemia caused by a slowly bleeding tumor. As the cancer grows, it may block the colon causing cramping pain, bloating, and/or pencil-thin stools. The gold standard for diagnosing colorectal cancer is screening colonoscopy at age 50, or earlier with a family history. Read more...
Colorectal cancer. There are classic symptoms of decreased caliber of stool and constipation or change in bowel habits. But it can also present as a rectal bleed and weight loss. Read more...

I was wondering what are signs of colorectal cancer?

Can be minimal. Unfortunately, colorectal cancer usually gives no symptoms during its early , more curable stages. As it grows, it can cause bleeding which can cause anemia (weakness) blockage causing abdominal pain, nausea and/or vomiting and abdominal enlargement. Most cancers start as benign polyps that can be removed at colonoscopy so screening colonoscopy is important by age 50 in asymptomatic individuals. Read more...

What are some pre-cancerous signs of colorectal cancer?

Colonic polyps. Nearly all colon cancers arise in colon polyps. Unfortunately, colonic polyps are generally asymptomatic and require colonscopy of barium enema for detection. Newer imaging studies may make the detection easier. Patients with inflammatory bowel disease have higher incidence of colon cancer. A family history of colon cancer is an other "sign". Read more...
ColOn cancer symptom. 75% polyps and 50% of colon cancers cause no early symptoms thus the importance of screening. If symptoms are present, then blood in the stool and change in bowel habits lead the list. Read more...

Need expert help here. What are some signs of colorectal cancer?

Nonspecific signs. There may be blood in the stool, either visible or only detectable by testing; stool may be black (which means blood); change in bowel habits such as diarrhea or constipation or change in diameter/consistency of stools; fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath. There can be crampy abdominal pain and a feeling that your bowels are not emptying completely. There may be unexplained weight loss. Read more...

I am 16 years old. I'm very afraid I may have colorectal cancer or ovarian cancer. My symptoms are very similar. Is it too late to treat either?

Let me check Lotto! I have more of a chance of winning the lottery (and I didn't buy a ticket) than you have of having these cancers at age 16. These are both cancers that develop after decades of improper care and/ or diet (esp colorectal). My bigger concern for you is why you think you have these. What symptoms are you dealing with, and then we can suggest what may be the cause and who to see with your concerns. Read more...
Probably no cancer. The two malignancies you are concerned about rarely occur before age 30. Ovarian tumors at your age grow very large and most often benign. Colon cancer unless genetically inherited rately appears before 30. If anxious, have an abdominal scan. Read more...
Cancer. There are many things that cause diarrhea, pain, and bloating. Particularly at your age, cancer would not be a top consideration, it would be pretty far down on the list. Don't speculate on the worst possible case scenario. See your doctor, he/she will help sort it out. Read more...

I have chronic dry, hard stool and go 4-6d/wk that started 6 mo ago. Fiber&fluid only s/w help. How often is this the only sign of colorectal cancer?

Very rarely. The. whole point of most cancers, & many other diseases (such as arterial disease which ~50% of population has started by later childhood), is that there are no symptoms, the whole point of focusing on other indicators such as colonoscopies for colon cancer, BEFORE symptomatic. Read more...