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How does stage 0 colon cancer affect the body?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Stage 0 colon cancer may have no symptoms and show no apparent affect on the body. However, even stage 0 colon cancer can increase the risk of developing cancer - either another type or colon cancer again - later on in life. Later stages can cause a person to feel tired or weak, lose weight, and have general discomfort in their digestive system and bowel movements. In the later stages of colon cancer, the cancer can spread beyond the rectum into other parts of the body. In stage III colon cancer, the lymph nodes that reside nearby are infected. In the final stage of colon cancer, stage IV, the cancer has spread to other organs, such as the liver or lungs.

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