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Colon Cancer

Poop and Colon Cancer: What Your BMs Reveal About Your Risk

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Check Before You Flush


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Look for Blood When You Wipe


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Scan for Color Changes


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Notice Changes in Size and Shape


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Pay Attention to Pain


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Note If You're Straining


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Track Urgency


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Pay Attention to Regularity


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Understand Tenesmus


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Be Aware of Asymptomatic Colon Cancer


Erin L. Boyle

Erin L. Boyle

@ErinLBoyle

Erin L. Boyle, the senior editor at HealthCentral from 2016-2018, is an award-winning freelance medical writer and editor with more than 15 years’ experience. She’s traveled the world for a decade to bring the latest in medical research to doctors. Health writing is also personal for her: she has several autoimmune diseases and migraines with aura, which she writes about for HealthCentral. Learn more about her at erinlynnboyle.com. Follow her on Twitter @ErinLBoyle.