If you feel ill with fever, flu-like symptoms or respiratory illness, please call us to reschedule your appointment. Please Do Not Bring Children Under age 16 to Appointments.

Symptoms of Colon Cancer

Most of the time, patients don’t experience symptoms with colon cancer until it is quite advanced. Knowing your family history and whether it puts you at a higher risk of developing cancer is important. Consider these risk factors as you plan to schedule your colon cancer screening:

  • Personal history of colorectal cancer or colorectal polyps
  • A strong family history of the disease
  • Inherited forms of colorectal polyps or cancer
  • Predisposing chronic digestive conditions such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis

Additionally, people may ignore symptoms or changes in their GI health that should be evaluated by a gastroenterologist to rule out serious illness, such as:

  • Rectal bleeding/Blood in Stool
  • Change in Bowel Habits
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Fatigue