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Colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is a cancer that starts in the colon (large intestine) or rectum. These organs are in the lower portion of the digestive system and are essential to the body performing as it was designed. These portions of the gastrointestinal tract are responsible for absorbing liquid and producing the solid waste that is dispelled from the body as stools. Colon cancer occurs when malignant cells develop around the rectum or inner lining of the colon.

The American Cancer Society estimates that 1 in 23 men and 1 in 25 women will develop colorectal cancer during their lifetime. Knowing the signs and symptoms of colon cancer can help you seek and receive interventional medical treatment that can save your life.

One of the most difficult things about diagnosing colon cancer is that it may not present with any noticeable symptoms in the early stages. However, if you do experience symptoms during the early stages, they may include:

  • Constipation
  • Changes in stool shape
  • Changes in stool color
  • Diarrhea
  • Excessive gas
  • Blood in the stool
  • Bleeding from the rectum
  • Abdominal cramping and pain

If any of these symptoms occur, especially ones that are out of the ordinary, it is vital that you make an appointment with your doctor to discuss screening for colon cancer.

Signs and symptoms that are more noticeable in the late stages of colon cancer include:

  • Excessive fatigue
  • Unexplained weakness
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • A feeling that your bowels will not empty completely

Cancer is caused by genetic mutations, either inherited or acquired. These mutations increase a person’s risk of developing cancers, such as colon cancer. Some mutations cause abnormal cells to accumulate in the lining of the colon, known as polyps. The removal of these polyps can be used as a preventive measure because untreated polyps can become cancerous.

If you would like to pursue regular screening for colon cancer or you have concerning signs or symptoms that need to be evaluated, contact the offices of Dr. David Yamini today.

Posted on behalf of David P. Yamini, MD

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David P. Yamini, MD

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Nicole R.

Scheduling was extremely easy with Dr. Yamini's staff, I scheduled my Tuesday appointment on Monday afternoon. The staff and Dr. Yamini were courteous and straightforward - even with new patient paperwork I was out the door within an hour!

Bill C.

Dr. Yamini definitely is a great doctor who is very thorough and detail oriented with his diagnosis. He is very passionate about what he does and was able to answer any question or concern. He took his time before my appointment to look through all the documentation to know exactly what was going on. He definitely was able to put me at ease even though I was very worried. I am very satisfied with his services. Thanks!

Mario O.

He was very gentle about my situation yet did not fail to emphasize about the seriousness that could arise from gastrointestinal problems. Few and far between are as professional and caring as Dr. Yamini and his staff. I was 20 minutes late on Friday evening & they still had me in a room in 5 minutes as a new patient.

Lisa P.

I can’t say enough great things about my first impression of this doctor and his amazing staff! They got me right in and set me up for everything needed. I’ve been looking for the right GI doctor for years having had a very negative experience with another doctor years ago. Dr. Yamini is not only professional, knowledgeable, respectful, and experienced... this guy is “cool” and nice too! His front desk person, Toni was amazing! She was kind, bright, efficient, patient, and positive! ??

Kendall S.

Makes talking about uncomfortable subjects a breeze. Competent and honest: doesn't sell vitamin cleanses and his own probiotics or anything like that. Makes sure your symptoms aren't half-fixed but fully fixed. Gets to the heart of the issue quickly. Good listener. Very sweet receptionist. I hate receiving many phone calls, and she's persistent about making sure you set up an appointment; it was stressing me out. I found the her much easier to connect with once she gave me her cell and said to text.

Babak E.

Thank you Dr. Yamini and Tony. When it comes to patient care and professionalism, I have never received this much care and attention from a physician and the staff. I was able to talk to Dr. Yamini for good period of time allowing me to ask all my questions. Tony you are so cute thank you for scheduling me in last minute.

Kyle K.

I highly recommend Dr. Yamini. He's very personable and actually listens to your issues and concerns, then recommends a reasonable course of action. He was able to properly diagnose my symptoms and get me healthy again. Also his admin Toni is great too, she will help select a facility and verify that your insurance will fully cover. She's really nice and trustworthy as well!

Eric W.

Thorough doctor who cares about his patients, and very meticulous about the details of your ailment. Clearly very knowledgeable and skilled. No wait time for appointments, and the nurse (Toni) is very friendly and follows up appropriately. One of the best doctor experiences I've had and I'd recommend it to anyone.

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