Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Colorectal Cancer?

Tomislav Dragovich, MD, PhD


October 07, 2016

Colon cancer is now often detected during screening procedures. Other common clinical presentations include:

  • Iron-deficiency anemia

  • Rectal bleeding

  • Abdominal pain

  • Change in bowel habits

  • Intestinal obstruction or perforation

Physical findings may include:

  • Early disease: nonspecific findings (fatigue, weight loss) or none at all

  • More advanced disease: abdominal tenderness, macroscopic rectal bleeding, palpable abdominal mass, hepatomegaly, ascites

For more on the presentation of colorectal cancer, read here.


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