Intestinal cancer can be divided into two types: colon cancer and rectal cancer. Generally, the body will have some abnormal symptoms in the early stages of the disease. So, what abnormalities will occur in the body in the early stages of colon cancer?
1. IndigestionIn the early stages of colon cancer, the body will send out signals. If there is a decline in digestive function, it may be caused by colon cancer. Local cancer develops slowly and can easily lead to a decline in digestive function. Patients are more likely to have indigestion. Compared with normal people, they are more likely to have a decline in digestive function due to uncontrolled eating. Therefore, if you find that your digestive capacity is reduced, you should understand the cause. If it is related to colon cancer, you need to start treatment in time.
2. There is a tendency for weight lossAlthough the symptoms of colon cancer are not obvious in the early stages, there will be some different changes in the body. For example, if you start to lose weight, it may be caused by colon cancer. Because intestinal function decreases during the development of colon cancer, the absorption of nutrients is hindered.
In addition, during the development process, cancer cells easily compete with normal cells for nutrients. Without adequate nutrition, patients may begin to lose weight. If your weight changes and shows a downward trend, you need to be alert to colon cancer.
3. Easily bloatedIn the early stages of colon cancer, some people will feel a feeling of bloating in the abdomen, which is also a possible phenomenon in the early stages of colon cancer. In the early stages of the disease, intestinal function is impaired, and the digestion of food may be hindered. Under the influence of local cancer, the digestive burden will also increase, and some people will feel abdominal distension.
Therefore, if you understand that the symptoms of abdominal distension are obvious, you need to find out the cause. If it is caused by cancer in the colon, you need to start treatment in time to restore intestinal function. This will prevent bloating symptoms from persisting.
4. Abnormal defecationWhen colon cancer occurs, there will be some changes in the body. For example, abnormal bowel movements may be caused by colon cancer. When cancer occurs in the colon, the local tumor gradually increases in size and affects surrounding tissues. The patient's intestinal function will begin to decline, and the patient's bowel habits will change. It is easy to pass mucus or have diarrhea. If you notice abnormal symptoms, you need to be alert to colon cancer.
To sum up, although the symptoms of colon cancer are not obvious in the early stages, there are already some abnormal manifestations in the body. If these conditions can be felt, it is possible that there is a disease in the colon, and timely examination and improvement measures should be taken.