Which physical findings suggest colon cancer?

Updated: Apr 15, 2020
  • Author: Tomislav Dragovich, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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Physical findings may include the following:

  • Early disease: Nonspecific findings (fatigue, weight loss) or none at all

  • More advanced disease: Abdominal tenderness, macroscopic rectal bleeding, palpable abdominal mass, hepatomegaly, ascites

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