Signs & Symptoms of Bowel Cancer

Patient

Q: What are the symptoms of bowel cancer

Doctor

A:   Bowel (colorectal) cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum, and it arises from the cells that line the bowel. Signs and symptoms of bowel cancer include:

A change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency of your stool
Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool
Persistent abdominal discomfort, such as cramps, gas or pain
A feeling that your bowel doesn't empty completely
Weakness or fatigue
Unexplained weight loss

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