15 Signs Of Colon Cancer You Should NEVER Ignore

Colon cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer. It’s also one of the most preventable forms of cance r

r if caught early enough, which makes knowing the signs of colon cancer all the more important. But knowing the signs doesn’t always mean you’ll be

able to catch them in time, which is why it’s so important to look out for other telltale warning signs when it comes to your own health and well-being,

so you can get tested early on and effectively treated if you do have colon cancer. Here are 7 signs of colon cancer you should never ig

n1) Unexplained weight lo Weight loss is a pretty common side effect of colon cancer, and it can be one of your earliest signs.

But just because you're losing weight doesn't mean you have cancer. So if you are experiencing unexplained weight loss, it's important to let your doctor know—especially

if other symptoms or risk factors make colon cancer more likely. According to a 2016 study in Nutrition and Metabolism, female patients with unexplained weight loss were about

10 times more likely to have stage I colorectal adenocarcinoma compared with women who didn't lose weight. For male patients,

it was about two times more likely for stage I colorectal adenocarcinoma compared with men who didn't lose weight. ore.

2) Severe abdominal pain This is one of those symptoms that makes you think I’m going to die, and isn’t something you should ignore.

There are a few things that could cause severe abdominal pain—like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gastroenteritis (stomach flu), appendicitis, pancreatitis, etc

.—but colon cancer is a very real possibility as well. If your abdominal pain comes on suddenly and really takes hold, or if it radiates to other areas of your body, get to an emergency room fast.

When cancer invades surrounding tissues and organs—or even spreads from distant sites via lymph nodes—it can cause severe back or chest pain that people often mistake for heart attacks.

3) Bleeding from the rectum Although a little bleeding from your anus is normal, if it's bright red or a steady trickle, you may have internal hemorrhoid

that's causing irritation and bleeding. Treating hemorrhoids is fairly easy—in most cases it's as simple as taking some over-the-counter pain relievers.

If you're not able to get rid of them on your own, ask your doctor about treatment options for hemorrhoids. And keep in mind that if you're experiencing recta

l bleeding, even with a confirmed diagnosis of hemorrhoids, talk to your doctor—you never know what might be causing it, and continuing to bleed unchecked could lead to more serious health problems.

4) Diarrhea Besides being an extremely uncomfortable and unpleasant side effect of a stomach bug, diarrhea can lead to dehydration

in adults and older children. If you find yourself running to the bathroom more than five times in one day or if your stool is consistently watery and not formed, talk to your

doctor about what's going on. Diarrhea may be a sign of colorectal cancer or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dehydration can lead to serious health issues, so it's important that you seek

5) Stomach cramps (gas, bloating, nausea) This is one of my favorite early warning signs. For example, in my family,I’ve seen a lot of people with stomach problems die

because they refused to go to a doctor. They thought it was something they could handle themselves, like eating bad food. Gas and bloating are usually your first warning

signs that there is an issue with your intestines. They feel pretty normal until you get them real active by eating too much food or drinking too much soda or juice.