Re: stressing need to know first symptoms!!!
From what I have read and been told the most common and earliest signs of Bowel cancer are rectal bleeding or a persistent change in Bowel Habits for example how often you go to the toilet and the size and shape of your stools. Some people will have both of these.
However a lot of people will likely have different signs such as a lump in the abdomen or abdominal pain. Bowel cancer often produces no early symptoms at all allowing the cancer to advance before a diagnosis is made.
I myself am awaiting an appointment with my doctor, I am quite distressed as my Bowel habits are constantly changing although with No family history and the fact I am only 19 I am not overly concerned about Cancer at the moment.