The peculiarity of any cancer is that it practically does not show painful symptoms. And few people would think that abdominal discomfort can be a severe sign of such a dangerous disease as bowel cancer. The symptoms of bowel oncology in men are almost the same as those in women.
Bowel cancer belongs to the category of diseases that may appear too late for adequate treatment. A person can live in peace and refer himself to healthy people.
Meanwhile, the signs of cancer develop in several scenarios, and the intensity of the symptoms will depend on the health of the patient and the degree of damage. To determine the presence of cancer in the intestine with high accuracy or eliminate them entirely can only be based on the survey. Moreover, the main preference is given to the data of colonoscopy and ultrasound scan of the intestine. The procedure is rather unpleasant and painful, but only this type of research allows you to explore the entire colon and rectum today fully.
However, the final diagnosis is derived from all clinical tests: the stool and blood analysis, abdominal ultrasound, results of colonoscopy. The intestine is part of the digestive tract, so a complete examination, including gastroscopy, is usually prescribed for an accurate diagnosis.
Symptoms of bowel cancer in men and women may increase gradually. Some symptoms appear first, then other symptoms appear, then a remission stage may occur. Sometimes the patient begins treatment of entirely different organs due to incorrectly recognised symptoms. Indeed, the signs can be blurred and have a definite similarity with many other diseases. That is why all patients are strongly recommended colonoscopy, which is able to give a complete picture of possible disease.
The patient should be alerted by chronic constipation, constant bloating and the presence of pain. These may be symptoms of cancer of the small intestine, especially if there are signs of dyspeptic cancer. Jaundice can appear in some cases if a tumour has spread metastases to the liver tissue or has struck the gallbladder. The primary symptoms include a feeling of fullness in the intestines, even if it has just been emptied.
The symptoms of bowel cancer in men and women vary depending on the type. It is usually enough to switch to a healthier diet if intestinal disorders are temporary and are caused by improper nutrition. But in the case of cancer, the diet will no longer help, respectively, the signs will not disappear. It is necessary to carefully analyse and exclude factors that can provoke violations: taking antibiotics or drugs that affect the work of the digestive tract. If there are already suspicions of serious changes, it is better to contact the proctologist for a competent and expedient treatment immediately.