LIVELINES: STOMACH AND DIGESTIVE ISSUES
Do you know the symptoms when it comes to colon cancer? What about a family history of cancer? When do you need a colonoscopy?
Colorectal Surgeon, Dr. Shauna Lorenzo was our guest.
Signs and symptoms of colon cancer include:
*A change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency of your stool for more than a couple of weeks
*Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool
*Persistent abdominal discomfort, such as cramps, gas or pain
*A feeling that your bowel doesn't empty completely
*Weakness or fatigue
*Unexplained weight loss
Dr. Lorenzo also said it is important to include fiber supplements in your daily diet.
DR. SHAUNA LORENZO-RIVERO
UNIVERSITY SURGICAL ASSOCIATES
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