Symptoms of Colon and Rectum Cancer
Since symptoms of colorectal cancer are often silent, it is important to get screened regularly. You should make an appointment with your doctor immediately if you notice any of the warning signs or symptoms listed below.
See your doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Unexplained weight loss
- A change in bowel habits or bowel consistency
- Rectal bleeding or bloody stools
- Weakness or fatigue
- Abdominal pain or cramping
Most often, these symptoms are not due to cancer and are caused by other health problems. However, if these symptoms are persistent or ongoing, see a physician as early as possible.
BayCare offers a variety of diagnostic tests to screen for colon and rectal cancer. Do not wait to see your doctor. Early detection results in better options for treatment.
Request a referral to one of BayCare's experienced primary care physicians or specialists.