Colon Cancer:15 Warning Signs & Symptoms You Should Not Ignore


Fatigue –

Closely associated with anemia, colon cancer patients often experience fatigue as well. Anemia reduces oxygen availability and makes patients drowsy and tired. Additionally, these patients often have other nutrient deficiencies, and the tumor itself is a source of extra metabolic stress that takes out nutrients and energy from the bloodstream to help cancer grow larger still. This is an important part of a wasting syndrome in cancer called cachexia, which is composed of chronic fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, and asthenia.