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Table 6 Symptoms in relation to stage for colorectal cancer

From: Symptoms and signs of colorectal cancer, with differences between proximal and distal colon cancer: a prospective cohort study of diagnostic accuracy in primary care

Colon cancer (n = 65) Stage
At consultation After consultation Localised(n = 29) Locally advanced(n = 18) Distant metastases (n = 10) Unknown or Missing(n = 8)
No symptoms No symptoms 3 2 2 4
No symptoms 1–2 symptoms 13 9 2 3
1–2 symptoms No symptoms 6 3 2 1
1–2 symptoms 1–2 symptoms 1   1  
3 + symptoms No symptoms 4 4 3  
3 + symptoms 1–2 symptoms 2    
Rectal cancer (n = 29) Stage
At consultation After consultaton Localised(n = 10) Locally advanced(n = 8) Distant metastases (n = 9) Unknown or Missing(n = 2)
No symptoms No symptoms 1 1 2 1
No symptoms 1–2 symptoms 3 1 2 1
1–2 symptoms No symptoms 2 3 2  
1–2 symptoms 1–2 symptoms 1 1   
3 + symptoms No symptoms 2 2 2  
3 + symptoms 1–2 symptoms 1   1