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What are symptoms of colorectal cancer?

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The earliest sign of colorectal cancer may be bleeding. Other symptoms include:

  • Change in bowel habits (constipation or diarrhea)
  • Unusual stomach or gas pains
  • Very narrow stool
  • A feeling that the bowel has not emptied completely after passing stool
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fatigue Many of these symptoms can happen for other reasons, so see your doctor to find out what tests you may need to diagnose the problem.

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 4, 2018

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 4, 2018

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