Colorectal cancer symptoms


Common signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer include:

- A change in bowel habits

- Diarrhea, constipation or feeling that the bowel does not empty completely

- Blood (either bright red or very dark) in the stool

- Stools that are narrower than usual

- General stomach discomfort (frequent gas pains, bloating, fullness and/or cramps)

- Weight loss with no known reason

- Constant tiredness

- Vomiting

These symptoms may be caused by colorectal cancer or by other conditions. It is important to check with a doctor.

For more information on colorectal cancer and screening, talk with your doctor or go to anthem.com. Also, visit the following sites:

National Cancer Institute: cancer.gov

American Cancer Society: cancer.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov

National Institutes of Health: nih.gov

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