Before you say “why am hearing this, only old people get colon cancer,” you need to know that more and more people in their 20’s and 30’s are getting it now too.
That means you need to be extra vigilant. Here are signs to look for. If you’ve got them, head to the doctor.
- Rectal bleeding. This is the most common symptom.
- Abdominal pain. Pain may be a sign that things can’t pass through. You may also experience nausea and vomiting, and abdominal distention.
- Iron Deficiency Anemia.
- Narrow stools. Gross, but important. If thinner than the normal, it’s a sign of a possible tumor.
- Unexplained weightloss.
- Unproductive trips to the bathroom. The urge may be from a tumor.
March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month and Friday is Dress in Blue Day to bring attention to the disease.