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Should I talk to my doctor about my rectal cancer symptoms?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

If you experience any symptoms of rectal cancer, tell your doctor immediately. The recovery rate of rectal cancer is high if the disease is caught and treated early, so do not dally before talking to your doctor. Symptoms to watch for include blood in your stool, diarrhea or constipation that does not go away, abdominal pain or bloating, weight loss, and a general sense of fatigue.

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