What are the signs and symptoms?
Someone could have polyps or colorectal cancer and not know it. Possible symptoms to look for include:
- A change in bowel habits.
- Blood (either bright red or very dark) in the stool.
- Diarrhea, constipation, or feeling that the bowel does not empty completely.
- Stools that are narrower than usual.
- Frequent gas pains, bloating, fullness, or cramps.
- Weight loss for no known reason.
- Feeling very tired.
Remember that colorectal cancer can be present without any symptoms at all, so screening is important to find cancer early when it is most curable.
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