What are the common symptoms of colorectal cancer? 

Signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer often appear once the disease has advanced. They may include:
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Blood in the stool or toilet after a bowel movement
  • Diarrhea or constipation that does not go away
  • Narrow stools or a change in size or shape of stool
  • Discomfort or urge to have a bowel movement when there is no need
  • Unexplained abdominal pain or a cramping pain in your lower stomach
  • Bloating or full feeling
  • Change in appetite
  • Weight loss without dieting
  • Other gastrointestinal problems, such as vomiting, cramps, bloating, or feeling that your bowel doesn't empty completely 
  • A change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency of your stool, that lasts longer than four weeks
  • Unexplained weakness and fatigue
  • A diagnosis of anemia
colorectal cancer symptoms

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  • "Colon Cancer." Colon Cancer | MD Anderson Cancer Center. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, n.d. Web. 29 June 2017.



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