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How does stage IV colon cancer affect the body?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Stage IV colon cancer can cause a person to feel tired or weak, lose weight, and have general discomfort in their digestive system and bowel movements. In this stage of colon cancer, the cancer can spread beyond the rectum into other parts of the body like your organs. Stage IV colon cancer can increase the risk of developing cancer - either another type or colon cancer again - later on in life.

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