What are common warning signs for colorectal cancer?

Fran
Drescher
CA

Some of the symptoms of colorectal cancer, cancer of the colon or rectal, can be similar to other diseases and conditions, so it is important you make an appointment with your doctor right away if you are experiencing any of the following :

  • Bleeding from the rectum
  • Blood in the stool or in the toilet after a bowel movement
  • A change in stool shape
  • Cramping pain in the lower stomach
  • Discomfort or falsely feeling the need for a bowel movement
  • New onset of constipation