Symptoms of Colon Cancer

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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

If you have any of these symptoms, make an appointment to visit one of our gastroenterology specialists for evaluation.