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Some chemotherapy drugs, anti-sickness drugs and painkillers can cause constipation.
If you have bowel cancer, or you think your cancer treatment is causing constipation, ask your doctor or specialist nurse for advice.
Chemotherapy, radiotherapy, targeted therapies and surgery can all cause diarrhoea. The treatments can affect the healthy cells that line the digestive tract, which causes diarrhoea. Sometimes an infection or other medications, such as antibiotics, can also cause diarrhoea.
This leaflet is for people who have been experiencing constipation.
This leaflet is all about Food and Mental Wellbeing during COVID-19
Some top tips for a healthy bladder and bowel.
This leaflet is for people who are having treatment and want to get the best from their food. As you go through your treatment you may experience difficulty swallowing or soreness in your mouth and throat. This information will help you eat and drink throughout your treatment to maintain a good dietary balance. The leaflet also has suggestions for quick and easy nutritious meals. Contact details for the dietitians are given at the end of the leaflet.
Some eating problems may be related to the cancer itself. Depending on where the cancer is in your body, it can cause you to feel sick (nausea), be sick (vomit), or it can cause pain or poor digestion. The cancer may also change the way your body uses the food you eat, so that you don’t get all the nutrients you need.
This leaflet is for people who want to know about food and getting the balance right to optimise health. It will explain what is meant by ‘healthy eating’ and will tell you more about the types and amounts of foods to eat. It also looks at alcohol and tells you about a safe alcohol intake. Contact details for the dietitians are given at the end of the leaflet.
This leaflet is for people who are only able to eat food and drink of a very soft or liquid consistency. This may be due to your treatment or the location of your tumour. It is important that the food you eat is the right consistency to help you swallow it. The leaflet tells you about liquidising foods to help you have a range of nutrients and still maintain some variety in your diet. It also includes tips on using a liquidiser. Contact details for the dietitians are given at the end of the leaflet.
This leaflet is for people experiencing difficulties swallowing. This may be due to your illness or your treatment. The leaflet suggests meal ideas for softer foods. Contact details for the dietitians are given at the end of the leaflet.
Help with eating if you have lost weight/ a poor appetite.
This leaflet is for people who have lost weight due to their cancer diagnosis or treatment. It has advice for maintaining a good dietary intake and suggests helpful tips, food fortification and snack/drink ideas that will increase your calorie and protein intake.
Some cancer treatments can damage the cells that line your mouth or throat. Soreness and ulceration of the lining of the mouth or throat is called mucositis. It can be very painful. Mucositis can be caused by chemotherapy, targeted therapies, or radiotherapy to the head and neck.