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Constipation

Guideline and Algorithm


This guide helps healthcare professionals assess and appropriately manage a patient's cancer-related constipation. The guide is also available in a condensed pocket guide format and 2-page algorithm.

Also available is a combined pocket guide including guides for delirium, dyspnea, nausea and vomiting, pain, loss of appetite, bowel care and oral care.



Patient Guides


People with cancer may have constipation before, during or after cancer treatment. These documents can be used by patients, family members, friends or caregivers. They do not replace advice from your healthcare team.

Cancer Drug Side Effect Sheet

The cancer drug side effect sheet offers quick tips for people with constipation related to chemotherapy. Review it with your healthcare team.

Cancer Drug Side Effect Sheet

Symptom Guide

The patient symptom guide is available in 6 languages. It will help you understand cancer-related constipation and how to manage it.