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Steps to Reduce Your Constipation

Constipation can occur during cancer treatments as a result of medications, taking iron supplements, decreased food or fluid intake or decreased physical activity. Your physician will…


How to Prevent Diarrhea and Dehydration

Individuals undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments often experience diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration and weight loss. Signs of dehydration include thirst, dark yellow urine color,…


7 Tips to Avoid Nausea

Nausea can be a very real side effect for patients on certain chemo drugs and for those receiving radiation to the abdomen. Like most things, the…