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Are the symptoms the same for colon, rectal, and anal cancer?

Symptoms for colon, rectal and anal cancer can be similar, but none of the symptoms are specific to these conditions. People with these kinds of cancers can have dark tar-like bowel movements, fatigue, unexplained weight loss, constipation and other symptoms. Anyone with concerns regarding any of these should be evaluated by a doctor.

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