Rectal Cancer (cont.)
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Rectal Cancer Symptoms and Signs
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Rectal cancer can cause many symptoms and signs that require a person to seek medical care. However, rectal cancer may also be present without any symptoms, underscoring the importance of routine health screening. Symptoms and signs to be aware of include the following:
Note that sometimes hemorrhoids (swollen veins in the anal area) can mimic the pain, discomfort, and bleeding seen with anal-rectal cancers. Individuals who have the above symptoms should get a medical exam of their anal-rectal area to be sure they have an accurate diagnosis.
Questions to Ask the Doctor About Rectal Cancer
If a person has been diagnosed with rectal cancer, the doctor should be asked the following questions:
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