Colon Cancer Symptom
Updated October 9, 2004





Brian Carter, acupuncturist, herbalist, and author

Colon Cancer Symptom
by Brian Benjamin Carter, MS, LAc

Brian is the founder of the Pulse of Oriental Medicine. He teaches at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and maintains a private practice in San Diego, California, and is the author of Powerful Body, Peaceful Mind: How to Heal Yourself with Foods, Herbs, and Acupressure.

8.5% of all new cancer cases are colon cancer, and it killed 556,000 U.S. citizens in 1998. The most common colon cancer symptom is no symptom at all.

Nonetheless, individuals should pay attention to every colon cancer symptom discussed below.

Insist on a colonoscopy to be sure what's going on in your bowel.

The following might be a colon cancer symptom:

  • a change in bowel habits
  • diarrhea or constipation
  • narrower than normal stools
  • unexplained weight loss
  • constant tiredness
  • blood in the stool
  • feeling that the bowel does not empty completely
  • abdominal discomfort: gas, bloating, fullness, cramps
  • unexplained anemia
  • vomiting

If you experience any of these possible colon cancer symptoms for more than a few days, talk to your doctor about them to determine the cause. These symptoms can show up in other diseases - they don't mean that you definitely have colon cancer! So make sure you get in for more tests to find out.

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