Symptoms & Screening
Usually, during the early stages of colon cancer, individuals do not have symptoms. If symptoms are present, they may include:
- A CHANGE IN BOWEL HABITS
Including diarrhea, constipation, a change in the consistency of your stool or finding your stools are narrower than usual1
- PERSISTENT ABDOMINAL DISCOMFORT
Such as cramps, gas, or pain and/or feeling full, bloated or that your bowel does not empty completely1
- RECTAL BLEEDING
Finding blood (either bright red or very dark) in your stool1
- WEAKNESS OR FATIGUE
Can also accompany losing weight for no known reason, nausea or vomiting1
Learn More About the Colonoscopy Procedure
- Content and statistics provided by the Colon Cancer Alliance.
"My advice to others who are fearful of having a colonoscopy is that it really is a simple and painless procedure."
Stage IV Colorectal Cancer Patient, Marlborough, MA
The Blue Hope Prevention Award provides qualifying individuals with access to lower cost screening, or stipends to reduce the costs associated with screening. Boston Scientific is a proud partner of the Colon Cancer Alliance and founding sponsor of the Blue Hope Prevention award.Learn More