Colon Cancer | Early Warning Signs & Stages of Colon Cancer

5) Rectal Bleeding

Rectal Bleeding

Bright red blood on the toilet paper is a common symptom of colorectal cancer that indicates that the blood is coming from the lower colon or rectum. Most people confuse this bleeding with that of hemorrhoids, which delays cancer diagnosis.

However, if you are not experiencing other symptoms of hemorrhoids such as pressure on the anal area, bleeding can be due to colon cancer and needs immediate medical evaluation.