It’s important to get screened before you have any symptoms of colon cancer. If, however, you have some of the symptoms below, check in with your healthcare provider:
Often, people with colon cancer don’t have any of these symptoms. This is because the lower abdomen has lots of room for cancerous tumors to grow. Symptoms often appear if the bowel becomes blocked or constricted by a tumour. Sometimes, that doesn't happen.
Having these symptoms does not necessarily mean that you have colon cancer. Any of these symptoms could be the result of many other health concerns. Still, it’s important to get them checked out. If you have some of these symptoms, speak to your healthcare provider.
Visit cancer.ca for more detailed information about these risk factors.