co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN
There is no reason to believe that hemorrhoids lead to colorectal cancer. However, the symptoms of hemorrhoids are often similar to those of colorectal cancer. Colon cancer and hemorrhoids are very different conditions that can produce blood in the stool.
For this reason, it is very important that you seek medical advice as soon as possible. This article will briefly explore some of your options.