FAQ # 12 About Colon Cancer

March 14th, 2011 by mike Leave a reply »

Are intestinal obstructions an early symptom of colon cancer?

Colonic obstruction is a late symptom of colon cancer. It occurs when the tumor has grown so large that it blocks the bowel. When it occurs, urgent surgery is required to relieve the blockage. Screening for colon cancer with colonoscopy can detect tumors long before they cause symptoms, let alone serious complications like obstruction.

Source: PreventCancer.org

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