Colorectal cancer: Common symptoms -- Part 4 of 4

Posted by Blake Jones, M.D.
March 26, 2013

The signs and symptoms for colorectal cancer aren't the most comfortable to talk about with a physician. But if noticed early, that conversation could potentially save your life.

The most common symptoms of colorectal cancer are:

  • Blood in the stool
  • A change in bowel habits, such as diarrhea or constipation
  • Persistent abdominal discomfort or pain
  • Unexplained weight loss

Although colorectal cancer may not produce symptoms, you should contact your health care provider if you have concerns or if you experience any of these symptoms.

Read more
Part 1: Screening is key to early detection
Part 2: Risk factors for colorectal cancer
Part 3: Decrease your risk for colorectal cancer


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