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According to Dr. Wang, "Common signs of colon cancer are rectal bleeding or blood in the stool, unintentional weight loss, feeling weak and tired all the time, constant abdominal pain or a change in bowel movements such as sudden onset of constipation.What are the late signs of colon cancer?
Colorectal cancers can often bleed into the digestive tract. Sometimes the blood can be seen in the stool or make it look darker, but often the stool looks normal. But over time, the blood loss can build up and can lead to low red blood cell counts (anemia).What are the risk factors for colon cancer?
Lifestyle factors, including weight, diet, and exercise may increase your risk of developing colorectal cancer. Age is also a risk factor. Several components of a Western diet have been shown to increase your risk of colorectal cancer. Specifically, diets high in fat and low in fiber are associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer.How is colon cancer diagnosed?
How is colon cancer detected? The best way to detect colon cancer is to receive a colonoscopy, a procedure that involves inserting a small camera through the lower portion of the digestive tract. A person who is considered to be at an average risk of colon cancer should receive a colonoscopy once every ten years after the age of 50.