Bowel cancer symptoms
Bowel cancer symptoms may present in different ways. These may include the following:
Apart from colorectal cancer, these symptoms can be a sign of other conditions as well. Bowel cancer usually develops in people over the age of 50. However, if you have these symptoms, it is important that you have them checked by your doctor regardless your age. Your symptoms may be a result of irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, haemorrhoids or other bowel conditions. If this is not the case, your doctor will refer you to a specialist for further examination if needed.
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