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What are the symptoms of stage 3 rectal cancer?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

As rectal cancer advances, you may notice a change in your bowel movements. Both diarrhea and constipation that do not go away can signal rectal cancer. Blood in the stool, abdominal discomfort, feeling that you cannot completely empty your bowel, weight loss, and general fatigue are other symptoms to watch for.

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