Patients: The CDC has ranked Salt Lake County as COVID Community Level: Medium. Patients and visitors may choose to wear a facemask if you are at high risk for illness. You may bring one visitor age 16 or older to your appointment. No children are allowed at appointments. If you or anyone in direct contact have tested positive for COVID-19 or have fever, flu-like symptoms or respiratory illness, please call us to reschedule your appointment.

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