The early stages of colon cancer show little to no symptoms – it is imperative to know your family history and listen to your body
Symptoms of Colon Cancer:
- Changes in your bowel habits
- Changes in stool consistency
- Blood in stools
- Rectal bleeding
- Abdominal discomfort – cramps and bloating
- Narrow, black stools
- Anemia or fatigue
- Excessive gas
- Weight loss without trying
Other Important Information:
Colon cancer is the 3rd most common cancer diagnosis (Following breast and lung) and the 3rd leading cause of cancer death. The new colon screening age is 45.
Those born in the 1990’s has 2x higher risk of colon cancer than those born in the 1950’s – it is no longer an old person cancer.
1 in 5 colorectal cancer patients are between the ages of 20 and 54!
Remember, regular bloodwork will not find this cancer. You may have to request a CT Scan WITH Contrast in order to know for sure if you have cancer or not.