Weight Loss Without Trying
If you lose weight without trying, you may, at first, be pleased. But unintentional weight loss is an important symptom that shouldn’t be ignored. Colon cancer is only one of several serious conditions that might first declare themselves with unexpected weight loss.
The basis behind unintentional weight loss with cancer is that tumors use your body’s blood and nutrients to thrive and grow. Most unintended weight loss is not cancer. It’s often caused by stress or hormones, but it can be a sign of colon cancer. Other types of cancer such as pancreatic, stomach and lung cancers are also possible.