In Psalms 139:14 the biblical psalmist says our bodies are fearfully and wonderfully made. There are curiosities regarding how our organs and tissues work that medical science is just coming to terms with and probably many that are not yet known to man. One of the amazing things about human beings is that many times,(not always) our bodies give us signals that something is wrong. When it comes to colon cancer there are seven changes that may be taking place that indicate you need to see your personal care physician. Paying attention to warnings signs could mean the difference between life and death regarding malignant tumors in your colorectal area.

Seven warning signals that indicate you should talk to your doctor

If your stools begin to turn dark or you notice blood mixed with your excrement this is a sign that malignant tumors may be present in your colorectal area. A second symptom would be general bowel changes that last for days such as diarrhea, constipation or stools that become narrow. The third thing to watch out for is feeling as if you need to relieve yourself but finding that having a bowel movement does not solve the problem.

The fourth signal your body may give you that cancer is present is actual rectal bleeding. The fifth, sixth, and seventh signs that possibly indicate tumors in the colon are sudden weight loss, pain or cramps in the abdominal area and weakness or fatigue. If any of these last for a few days or go away and come back please make sure to set up an appointment with your health care provider ASAP.

Pay attention to all changes related to your colorectal area

Do not limit warning signs to the seven that are on this list and always report any and all sudden changes to your personal care physician. Pay attention to any little thing that could be signaling cancer is in your body because it could make the difference between living and dying. My family began to notice some changes in my grandmother that resulted in a colon cancer diagnosis. She had surgery and lived five years cancer free before passing away at age 91.

When grandma went to the bathroom her stools had were no longer formed and neither did she have diarrhea. her bowel movements became soft like dough batter, or mud. There was also an odor that permeated the entire house. My grandmother also began eating ice which we knew as a sign of anemia. Her primary care doctor did tests and confirmed colon cancer. She said the tumor was absorbing her blood which is why she was anemic and eating ice. My grandma had changes to her body that were not on the list and this is why any difference with your colorectal system should be paid attention to.