Colon Cancer Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms of colorectal cancer are not always obvious and are often similar to other conditions, such as stress, overeating or indigestion. Left untreated, the cancer can spread to other parts of the body.

According to the National Cancer Institute, common signs of colorectal cancer include:

  • A change in bowel habits
  • Persistent diarrhea
  • Constipation or feeling that the bowel does not empty completely
  • Rectal bleeding, dark stools or blood in the stool
  • Stools that are more narrow than usual
  • General abdominal discomfort, such as bloating, cramps or gas pains
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Constant fatigue
  • Vomiting

If you believe you’re experiencing any of these colon cancer signs or symptoms and are at risk for colon cancer, contact your physician to discuss colon cancer screening options.

Take our online colon cancer risk assessment to learn about your personal factors and changes you can make to help reduce them.

Norton Cancer Institute is committed to helping patients throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana take charge of their health. We offer a full range of advanced colon cancer treatment options and cancer support services through every phase of care to empower you on the road to recovery.

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