Cancer - Nutritional Implications of Treatment


Nutritional Implications of Cancer Treatment Background - Constipation, Nausea and Vomiting 

Disease Etiology
Individuals with cancer can have constipation for a number of reasons, including cancer itself or cancer treatments (1). The cells lining the gastrointestinal (GI) tract divide rapidly, so they can be easily damaged by chemotherapy and radiation therapy (1). It can also be caused by dehydration, lack of fiber intake, overuse of laxatives, low level of physical activities etc. (1). The following medications can also induce constipation: some chemotherapy agents (2),
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