There often are no symptoms of colon cancer in its early stages. The most symptom of colon cancer is a polyp, a small non-cancerous growth on the colon wall that can grow larger and become cancerous. As polyps grow, they can bleed or obstruct the intestine.
Symptoms of colorectal cancer include:
The symptoms above can present themselves at any stage; early, late or even end stage colon cancer. While colon or colorectal cancer is found slightly more often in men versus women, the symptoms will not differ based on your gender.
Many of the listed colon symptoms are not cancer, but if you notice one or more of these symptoms for more than two weeks, see your doctor.