Why does chemo cause constipation? (plus tips for managing it)

When you’re having chemotherapy treatment, you may find that you have difficulty emptying your bowels. Chemo can cause trouble with bowel movements, or constipation, for a number of reasons. However, there are things you can do to help relieve the symptoms.

In this post we take a look at why chemo can leave you with constipation, and what steps you can take to make things more comfortable. Continue reading “Why does chemo cause constipation? (plus tips for managing it)”

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How I live better with… prostate cancer – Robert from Jersey

Robert Alton, 73, lives in Jersey with his wife Mary. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in December 2016 and is currently on Androgen Deprivation Therapy.

He is a regular and much-loved contributor to the Live Better With Cancer Community Forum. In this Q&A Robert recounts his experiences with treatment and side effects, and shares some the things he learned… Continue reading “How I live better with… prostate cancer – Robert from Jersey”

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Why does cancer give you a bad taste in your mouth? (Plus tips for dealing with taste changes)

If you’re having treatment for cancer, it’s very common to experience a bad taste in your mouth. In this post we look at why cancer treatment causes changes to your sense of taste, together with some tips for helping to deal with the changes. Continue reading “Why does cancer give you a bad taste in your mouth? (Plus tips for dealing with taste changes)”

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