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VH1 Star Ahmad 'Real' Givens Passes Away At Age 33

Signs and symptoms of colon cancer include: Ahmad Givens, aka "Real" from VH1's I Love New York and Real Chance of Love, has passed away Feb 20, at age of 33. Diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer in 2013, his condition became worse after suffering a fall ealier this year according to TMZ

Signs and symptoms of colon cancer include:
  • A change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency of your stool
  • Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool
  • Persistent abdominal discomfort, such as cramps, gas or pain
  • A feeling that your bowel doesn't empty completely
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Unexplained weight loss
Many people with colon cancer experience no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. When symptoms appear, they'll likely vary, depending on the cancer's size and location in your large intestine.

When to see a doctor

If you notice any symptoms of colon cancer, such as blood in your stool or a persistent change in bowel habits, make an appointment with your doctor.
Talk to your doctor about when you should begin screening for colon cancer. Guidelines generally recommend colon cancer screenings begin at age 50 even though Ahmad Givens died at 33.

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