Are hemorrhoids a sign of cancer?
Hemorrhoids are not a sign of cancer, but hemorrhoid symptoms may mask symptoms of bowel cancer. Typically, hemorrhoids cause rectal bleeding, but so can bowel cancer. It can be difficult to tell hemorrhoids from more serious conditions. Your doctor may suggest a colonoscopy to exclude other causes of your symptoms.
Author: Karen McCloskey
First answered: 22 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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