We all know that cancer can affect any part of the body. It can also affect your large intestine (colon). When something abnormal happens to your body, it lets you know or rather warns you by showcasing certain signs or symptoms. You must be wise enough to know what is abnormal, for this you must first be aware of the abnormal signs and symptoms.
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths. The symptoms usually are noticed in the advanced stages which make the cure impossible or difficult. So you must know the early signs of colon cancer which helps you seek medical care at the right time.
Here are the 8 early signs of colon cancer which you can’t miss!!
1. Changes in the bowel habits
Frequent changes in the bowel habits such as diarrhea or constipation may be the symptoms of colon cancer. Diarrhea sometimes is accompanied with blood. These problems may also cause pain in the abdomen with excess bloating.
2. Unusual rectal bleeding
Bleeding from the rectum is the most common sign of colon cancer. Bloody stool is also caused due to certain conditions such as colitis, hemorrhoids, and inflammation of the colon.
3. Changes in the hemoglobin levels
When there is frequent diarrhea, which is accompanied by blood loss there will obviously be low levels of hemoglobin in the body. Low hemoglobin levels in the body are termed as anemia. It makes you feel weak and tired.
4. Abdominal pain
You may feel a sharp pain and discomfort in the abdomen, it is fine if the pain is tolerable but if you experience severe and persistent pain then you must go for a checkup because this can be an early sign of colon cancer.
5. Nausea and vomiting
Experiencing nausea and vomiting frequently can be an alarming sign of colon cancer. This may be with or without abdominal pain.
6. Feeling tired
Feeling weak or lethargic is not a specific symptom of colon cancer. But you cannot neglect it; this can also be a warning sign of cancer. So, if you experience fatigue along with any other symptoms which are being discussed, you must consult the doctor.
7. Unusual weight loss
Loss of appetite is the common symptom of any disease. Even though you maintain normal diet habits, there would be a loss in weight. This is an indication that there is something wrong in your body.
8. Yellowish discoloration
You may have yellowish coloration for the white part of the eye and your skin as well. Therefore, you must also be watchful to notice the changes in your skin.
Colon cancer mostly does not showcase the symptoms until it’s too late. So, you must be aware of the early signs of it and go for a screening test before it actually begins to spread. Be wise to catch hold of the above-discussed signs to make colon cancer curable. Take an action on cancer and educate your beloved ones about the early signs of colon cancer. Finally, I can say, save a life, You can’t miss it!!!!!