Early and late symptoms of colon cancer, most notably abdominal pain and weight loss

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Symptoms of colon cancer often do not appear during the early stages of the disease, and although there may be some early warning signs, symptoms of colon cancer may not develop until the disease has advanced to stage II or beyond. For those age 50 or younger who are at risk or have a family history of the disease, learn about the symptoms of colon cancer in this report.

Early symptoms of colon cancer

Colon cancer symptoms may seem simple and early as a warning. Most colon or rectal cancers develop from polyps, so examining and removing them when they first form helps prevent them from developing into cancers.

If early-stage colorectal cancer causes symptoms, early warning signs or early symptoms of colon cancer may include:

Sudden and unexplained weight loss.

Ribbon-like stools.

Rectal bleeding, either bright red or dark in color.

Feeling the need to empty your bowels but nothing passes.

Iron deficiency anemia.

persistent abdominal pain

 

Although these symptoms may be caused by other, less serious conditions, such as hemorrhoids, ulcers, and Crohn’s disease, they should be discussed with a doctor. Blood in the stool should never be ignored, even if it appears sporadically.

Symptoms of colon cancer that affect the colon only
Symptoms of colon cancer that affects only the colon or rectum and has not spread to distant organs include:

– She holds.

– Diarrhea.

Alternating diarrhea and constipation or other changes in bowel habits.

Rectal bleeding or blood in the stool.

Abdominal bloating, cramping or discomfort.

A feeling of not completely emptying the bowels.

Thinner stools than usual.

Symptoms of systemic colon cancer
The systemic symptoms of colon cancer may affect more than the gastrointestinal tract and affect the whole body. Common systemic symptoms of colorectal cancer include:

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Unexplained loss of appetite

Unexplained weight loss

– nausea.

vomiting.

Jaundice or jaundice.

– Anemia.

– Weakness.

– fatigue.

 

Common symptoms of colon cancer

During the first stage of colon cancer, there may not be any obvious signs or symptoms. As symptoms develop, they may vary depending on the size of the tumor and its location in the large intestine. Early symptoms may affect only the colon and lead to changes in bowel habits. As cancer grows, it may spread. This leads to systemic symptoms that affect your entire body, such as fatigue and weight loss. Some changes in bowel habits that may be signs of colon cancer include:

Change in the frequency of bowel movements.

– She holds.

Change in stool consistency (loose or watery stools).

blood in the stool (either in the form of bright red spots or dark, tar-like stools).

Rectal bleeding.

Abdominal pain, bloating, or cramps.

A constant feeling that you cannot completely empty your bowels.

Symptoms of rectal cancer
Symptoms of rectal cancer may be similar to those of other bowel diseases, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, but while IBD symptoms may subside during remissions, rectal cancer symptoms may be more severe and persistent as cancer progresses.

Tumors in the rectum may change the consistency, shape, or frequency of bowel movements. Symptoms may increase and become more severe as cancer spreads throughout the rectum or possibly into the colon. Signs of rectal cancer related to bowel habits may include:

– Diarrhea

– she holds

Inability to completely empty the bowel

bloody stools

Change in the size or shape of the stool

The prevalence of colon cancer symptoms in your body
Symptoms of metastatic colorectal cancer depend on the size of the tumor or tumors and where cancer has spread outside the colon or rectum. For example:

If the bones are affected, symptoms may include pain, fractures, constipation, and/or elevated calcium levels.

If the lungs are affected, symptoms may include shortness of breath and/or difficulty breathing, cough, pain, and/or fatigue.

If the liver is affected, symptoms may include nausea, fatigue, swelling of the feet and hands, increased abdominal circumference, and/or jaundice.

If the lymph nodes in the abdomen are affected, it can cause bloating, flatulence, or loss of appetite.

If the brain or spinal cord is affected, symptoms may include pain, confusion, memory loss, headache, blurred or double vision, difficulty speaking, or epilepsy.

 

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