Bowel cancer symptoms: Five common signs of the deadly disease that may develop first

It’s important to note these symptoms aren’t always linked to bowel cancer.

Bloody diarrhoea with clear slime can be a sign of gastroenteritis (a tummy bug), and a common cause of stomach ache is trapped wind.

But if you experience any of these symptoms, no matter the cause, you should always see your GP.

Cancer Research UK advises: “Even if you’re worried about what the symptom might be, don’t delay seeing them. Your worry is unlikely to go away if you don’t make an appointment.


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