Colorectal cancer or colon cancer ranks third in the frequency of occurrence among all types of oncological diseases. Often, at the initial stage, patients ignore the alarming symptoms, and sometimes the disease manifests itself very atypically.
The most common symptoms of colon cancer are blood in the stool, constipation, bloating, chronic fatigue, apathy and poor appetite.
However, in some cases, oncology signals itself with symptoms that people more often associate with other diseases. One of them often manifests itself at night and more resembles the effects of allergies or acute respiratory infections – a strong cough that intensifies at night.
The fact that this symptom often accompanies colorectal cancer was told by Cancer Research UK experts. This symptom indicates that the disease has already metastasized and penetrated into the lungs. Along with a strong night cough, the patient may also experience severe shortness of breath, prolonged infections of the lower respiratory tract, as well as coughing with blood.
If these symptoms are detected, it is necessary to immediately consult a doctor, undergo an examination and begin the necessary therapy. The sooner the patient begins treatment, the more likely it is that the disease will not lead to a fatal outcome.