It is important to remember that very often there are no symptoms of colorectal cancer until the cancer is advanced. This is why it is important to begin and maintain a program of regular screening as recommended by your doctor. Common symptoms of colorectal cancer include: Change in bowel habitsBlood, either bright red, or black and tarry, in the stool
Stools that are narrower than usualDiarrhea, constipation, or feeling that the bowel does not empty completelyGeneral abdominal discomfort, such as frequent gas pains, bloating, fullness, and/or crampsUnexplained weight lossConstant feeling of fatigue or tiredness
Last reviewed May 2013 by Mohei Abouzied, MD; Brian Randall, MD
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