What are the Most Common Colon Cancer Symptoms

The most common colon cancer symptoms are:

  • Rectal bleeding
  • Changes in bowel habits such as constipation or diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Weight loss

Abdominal pain and weight loss are usually late symptoms indicating possible extensive disease. Many polyps and early cancers fail to produce symptoms; that’s why it’s so important to be screened by having a colonoscopy.

Read more about Colon Cancer Prevention and Colon Cancer Who is High Risk.


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