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What are symptoms of colorectal cancer?

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Colorectal cancer may not have any symptoms. The earliest sign may be bleeding, but in such small amounts you can only find it by testing stool.

Symptoms of colorectal cancer can include:

  • A lasting change in bathroom habits, such as constipation or diarrhea
  • Blood on or in the stool
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Anemia

From: Colorectal Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: The Cleveland Clinic Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. American Cancer Society. The Centers for Disease Control. American Association of Family Physicians. National Institutes of Health. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 23, 2017

SOURCES: The Cleveland Clinic Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. American Cancer Society. The Centers for Disease Control. American Association of Family Physicians. National Institutes of Health. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 23, 2017

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