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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The most common symptoms of colon cancer include blood in the stool, changes in bowel behavior such as diarrhea or constipation, unexplained weight loss, or general fatigue and weakness, according to Mayo Clinic. Many pe... More »

Blood in the stool and a change in bowel habits that refuses to go away are signs of colon cancer that no one should ignore. Often, people with colon cancer do not experience any symptoms in the early stages, so it is cr... More »

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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