Colorectal (Bowel) Cancer

Symptom Checker Tool

WELCOME

If you’ve arrived here, that’s a good sign. It means you’re listening to your gut. Maybe you felt something wasn’t quite right with a bowel movement. Maybe you spotted some blood in your stool.

Whatever the case may be, you’re here. You’ve taken the first step in finding out what’s going on. With just a few quick and easy questions, this tool may help you find some of the answers you seek. What’s more, if your responses indicate an increased risk of colorectal cancer, you can share the information you find here with your doctor, for diagnostic purposes. As always, the earlier you seek medical attention, the better your prognosis may be. The test will only take a few minutes, but it could help change your life.

What if I identify some potential symptoms?

First of all, don’t draw any conclusions. Gut health involves many aspects, and bowel cancer symptoms are generally non-specific. Only your doctor can provide an accurate diagnosis.

If you are concerned about any of your symptoms, do not delay in seeking advice from your doctor. It’s better to be sure because an accurate diagnosis may make the difference in treatment.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I NEED ADDITIONAL TESTS?

The earlier, the better. If you notice some symptoms, specific screening tests are essential to reach a correct diagnosis. Screening is a key prevention method for colorectal cancer as it may help find and remove precancerous polyps.

That’s why routine tests, such as colonoscopy or testing for blood in stools, are essential for early detection. Tests are quick and painless, leading to the most appropriate treatment according to each case.

WHAT IF I AM DIAGNOSED WITH COLORECTAL CANCER?

An accurate diagnosis is the first step towards a proper treatment for any health issue. 

Always keep in mind that there’s no need to face it alone. 

You should always consult healthcare professionals who will provide treatment, guidance and support. 

Go ahead. Listen to your gut – use our quick symptom checker. But remember, if you are concerned about any symptoms, please make an appointment to speak to your doctor.

ZA-NONO-00096. December 2022

Disclaimer: The information provided herein is intended to support and not replace the advice of your Healthcare Professional. Always seek the advice of your treating Healthcare Professional if you have any questions regarding your individual treatment plan.