It's best to get regular screenings rather than rely on signs of colon cancer. This is because a tumor can grow for years before you see any signs of colon cancer. But, knowing what to look out for can't hurt. A few signs of colon cancer include the following:
- thin stools
- stomach cramps
- blood on your poop
- unexplained weight loss
- feeling tired
- feeling like you have to "go" when you don't
To learn more about the signs of colon cancer, please read Overview Colon Cancer Symptoms, which elaborates on the major signs of colon cancer.
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What is Colorectal Cancer? Colon Cancer Alliance. Accessed 5 Jul. 2008 [http://www.ccalliance.org/what_diseaseinfo.html#symptoms].
Colon Cancer Fact Sheet. Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation. Accessed 5 Jul. 2008 [http://www.preventcancer.org/colorectal3c.aspx?id=1056&ekmensel=15074e5e_94_0_1056_7].