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Bowel Management

Some types of cancer and the therapies used to treat them can have a significant impact on how the bowels function, which in turn can affect a patient's quality of life. Depending on the treatment, a patient may suffer from diarrhea, constipation or other bowel conditions.

Patient Education Resources

MD Anderson's Patient Education Office provides several educational documents to help you cope with bowel-related side effects of cancer treatment.

Understanding and Managing Your Bowel Function  I Español (21:22)

Bowel Management: A Guide for Patients

Bowel Management When Taking Pain Medicine

Bowel Management for Frequent Stools

Preventing Constipation

Self-Help for Severe Constipation


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