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There are no symptoms during the early stages of colon cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. For this reason, the ACS recommends doctors screen men and women for this disease when they reach age 50. Those wit... More »

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Some symptoms of colon cancer include weight loss, diarrhea, blood stains in stool and abdominal pain. If detected in the early stages, colon cancer can be cured completely, notes MedlinePlus. More »

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Colon cancer patients usually experience no symptoms in the early stages of the disease, explains WebMD. Warning signs which appear as the disease progresses include changes in bowel movements, such as frequent constipat... More »

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Pain is a rare symptom with colon cancer, especially in the early stages, as EMedicineHealth explains. Abdominal pain due to colon cancer typically only occurs if the cancer causes perforation or blockage of the bowel. More »

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Although pain is not always a symptom of colon cancer, abdominal or back pain sometimes appear, according to MedlinePlus and the American Cancer Society. There is occasionally tenderness in the lower abdomen as well. More »

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Symptoms that are mistaken for colon cancer include the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease and diverticulosis, according to Mayo Clinic, WebMD, the American Cancer Society and MedicineNet. They include... More »

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Many people do not experience any symptoms when colon cancer is in early stages, according to Mayo Clinic. The presence and severity of symptoms depends on where the cancer is located in the colon. A change in bowel habi... More »

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