Early and timely detection of chronic illnesses is the key to preventing it from advancing and becoming life-threatening.
If you see any symptoms associated with bowel cancer, you should visit the doctor immediately. The doctor will conduct a digital rectal examination (DRE), and examine your tummy (abdomen).
According to the NHS, the doctor may also check your blood to see if you have iron deficiency anaemia.
Although most people with bowel cancer do not have symptoms of anaemia, they may lack iron as a result of bleeding from the cancer, says the health body.
A simple examination called a flexible sigmoidoscopy, or a colonoscopy or a CT colonography can be used to detect bowel cancer. Furthermore, a CT scan and an MRI can also help diagnose the disease.