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Would anemia be a late or early sign of bowel Cancer?

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Would anemia be a late or early sign of bowel
Cancer ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

Honestly it could be both

I have seen anemia early on and late

It just happens when a blood vessel gets eroded by the cancer

it isn't a good predictor of cancer

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok so for gp to send for colonoscopy and endoscopy in 2 weeks as urgent based on anemia mean they are suspecting cancer ?Pt is aged over 60
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

No it might just mean that they are doing it urgently to find the source of bleeding.

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