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Signs of Colorectal cancer

Symptoms of Colorectal cancer

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Colorectal cancer may include:

Note that Colorectal cancer symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Colorectal cancer signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Colorectal cancer:

Colorectal Cancer: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Colorectal cancer is sometimes called a silent killer. This is because a person can have no symptoms at all at the start of the illness. As the cancer worsens, symptoms start to appear. The good news is that this cancer, if caught early, can be treated and often cured. The even better news is that it can be prevented with screening tests and a healthy lifestyle. (Source: excerpt from Colorectal Cancer: NWHIC)

Colorectal Cancer: NWHIC (Excerpt)

There are often no symptoms for colorectal cancer in its early stages, which is why screening tests are important. People who do have symptoms can have:

  • A change in bowel habits

  • Diarrhea, constipation, or feeling that the bowel doesn't empty completely

  • Bright red or very dark blood in the stool

  • Stools that are narrower than normal

  • Discomfort in the abdomen - frequent gas pains, bloating, fullness, and/or cramps

  • Weight loss with no known reason

  • Constant and extreme tiredness

  • Vomiting

  • Anemia (low iron in the blood) with no known reason

Some of these symptoms can be caused by other conditions. Talk with your health care provider right away if you think you are having any of these symptoms. (Source: excerpt from Colorectal Cancer: NWHIC)

What You Need To Know About Cancer of the Colon and Rectum: NCI (Excerpt)

Common signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer include:

  • A change in bowel habits

  • Diarrhea, constipation, or feeling that the bowel does not empty completely

  • Blood (either bright red or very dark) in the stool

  • Stools that are narrower than usual

  • General abdominal discomfort (frequent gas pains, bloating, fullness, and/or cramps)

  • Weight loss with no known reason

  • Constant tiredness

  • Vomiting

(Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer of the Colon and Rectum: NCI)

More Symptoms of Colorectal cancer:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Colorectal cancer article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

These general reference articles may be related to medical signs and symptoms of disease in general:

What are the signs of Colorectal cancer?

The phrase "signs of Colorectal cancer" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Colorectal cancer that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Colorectal cancer" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Colorectal cancer.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Colorectal cancer. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Colorectal cancer has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Colorectal cancer signs or Colorectal cancer symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Colorectal cancer may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Colorectal cancer symptoms.

 

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