Symptoms of Bowel Cancer
As with most forms of cancer, early detection is associated with the best chances of cure and survival. Some of the symptoms of bowel cancer include;
- Change in bowel habit including diarrhoea and constipation
- Blood in the stools - bleeding can be very dark or bright red in colour
- An incomplete feeling of emptying after having a bowel movement
- Abdominal pain and discomfort, including feeling bloated
- Loss of appetite
- Fatigue and breathlessness which may be due to anaemia
- Unexplained weight loss
Unfortunately many bowel cancers do not cause any symptoms until they are very advanced, highlighting the importance of screening.
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Mrs Jane Jenner, Warwickshire, April 2011