All types of cancer are considered fearsome and concerning, but colon cancer tends to be one of the most distressing diagnosis because it builds up over time without giving out any symptoms and usually starts causing problems when there’s nothing much to do. However, as you will see in this article, there are early and late signs and symptoms that will appear all throughout the disease. Some of them will be specific for colon cancer while others might have various other causes.
Pain is an early indication that something is wrong, but abdominal pain may arise for many different reasons. The abdominal pain caused by colon cancer is often difficult to differentiate from the rest. It might start as abdominal discomfort. It may cause colic pain when the tumor has grown bigger and may be a dull abdominal pain as well. The severity is variable depending on how advanced the cancer is and whether or not it has spread to nearby tissues. Thus, this is a very unspecific symptom you should always pair up with other symptoms in order to get a clear picture of what’s happening.