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 » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

Some type of surgical procedure is always the first treatment response to remove tumors in colorectal cancer, with the exception of stage 4 cancers, states WebMD. Adjuvant therapies such as radiation and chemotherapy may... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

Colon cancer does not always have symptoms, notes Cleveland Clinic. However, women who notice things like blood in or on the stool, changes in bowel habits or unexplained weight loss should make an appointment with a hea... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer