How Do Colon Cancer Symptoms Develop and Progress?

Colon cancer symptoms explained.

colon cancer symptomsColon cancer symptoms can differ greatly from one person to another. This is because no two cancers are exactly the same and symptoms are often related to the way the tumor develops. Two people that have colon cancer may experience totally different symptoms at differing times of disease development. If you experience any colon cancer symptoms, such as severe abdominal cramping or bloody stool, it is important to see a doctor right away. Too many people try to pass the symptoms off as something else but it is important for them to take proactive steps to preserve their health and life.

In addition to this, colon cancer is also a disease where symptoms don’t really show themselves until the disease is more advanced. This is why early screening is so important. Colon cancer can develop over years but symptoms won’t be experienced until late in the stages of development. For more about colon cancer symptoms, watch Dr. Jeffrey Weber in the video below:

Jeffrey Weber MD:  In a typical colon cancer case, this is the way the symptoms develop and progress.

Colon cancer symptoms are related to the location and the way the tumor develops.  Colon cancer is a tumor that develops in the lining, the inner lining of the colon.  You think of the colon as a long tube, if the wall gets thicker then the opening gets smaller and smaller, so at first the symptoms might be intermittent with occasional cramping and a slight narrowing of the stool and may be even intermittent bleeding, but as the narrowing gets narrower and narrower and the opening gets smaller, you develop thin stools which are persistent, crampy abdominal pain with each bowel movement and bleeding becomes more frequent, so the symptoms become progressive and they become more constant.

Dr. Jeffrey Weber
Dr. Jeffrey Weber, Chief of Medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center, earned a medical degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also earned a bachelor’s degree. Following medical school, Dr. Weber completed both an internship and residency in internal medicine at the Georgetown Division of the District of Columbia General Hospital in Washington, D.C. He then moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
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