August 2016

Hemorrhoids Or Colon Cancer?

Colon cancer and hemorrhoids often present with the same symptoms. Without additional testing, the two conditions can be indistinguishable from one another. In fact, around 90% of patients with colon or rectal cancer initially believe they have a case of hemorrhoids, according to But this confusion isn’t limited to laypeople. Even extremely skilled physicians can mistake a …

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What Are the Signs of Colon Cancer?

Many patients won’t experience any symptoms in the early stages of colorectal cancer, which is why receiving routine screenings is so important. Colon Cancer Symptoms Not every colon tumor strikes without symptoms, however. Local signs and symptoms are caused by a cancer’s direct effect on the rectum or colon: change in bowel habits, like diarrhea or …

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