Symptoms & Diagnosis
Before you really understand what's going on with your body, facts can help make you a little less anxious.
Symptoms & Diagnosis: Dealing With a Cancer Diagnosis
One of the most common signs of colon cancer is a change in bowel habits. This ranges from constipation or diarrhea to changes in the size or shape of bowel movements. A change in stool color, particularly black or tarry stools, can indicate bleeding from a tumor that lies deep in the colon. Other symptoms can be harder to pinpoint, such as abdominal pain and unintentional weight loss. Finally, s... Read More
Symptoms & Diagnosis: Genetics and Colon Cancer
About 10 percent of colon cancers develop because of an inherited genetic mutation. The major sub-types of hereditary colon cancer are called familial adenomatous polyposis – or FAP – and Lynch Syndrome.