What Are the Warning Signs of Colon Cancer?

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Colon cancer is the third deadliest cancer affecting both men and women in the United States. Part of what makes colon cancer so deadly is that it often goes relatively unnoticed because of a lack of early symptoms. Patients can be asymptomatic for months or even years. By the time symptoms become noticeable, colon cancer has often reached the later stages of the disease, which greatly reduces the chance of recovery.

This scary scenario doesn’t have to be the only option. Colon cancer does have some preliminary warning signs that you can spot if you’re paying attention. Be on the lookout for these signs, and if you experience any of them for more than a few days, reach out to your doctor to schedule a checkup.