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Symptoms of Neuroendocrine Cancer of the Colon (Large Bowel)

Apr 19, 2021

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month: Symptoms of Neuroendocrine Cancer of the Colon (Large Bowel) may be very similar to those that occur in Bowel Cancer, and include:

  1. A persistent change in your bowel habits, including diarrhoea or constipation or a change in the consistency of your stool
  2. Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool (may make it look black / tar-like)
  3. Persistent abdominal discomfort, such as bloating, cramps, gas or pain
  4. A feeling that your bowel doesn’t empty completely
  5. Weakness or fatigue
  6. Unexplained weight loss

However, many people experience no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. When symptoms appear, they may be related to the cancer’s size and location.

They are not usually associated with a Neuroendocrine associated syndrome – those that may produce Carcinoid Syndrome are more commonly found in the ascending colon (the first part of the large bowel) or where Neuroendocrine Cancer may have spread to the liver.

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