Medline: 3029525

Medical Clinics of North America 71(2): 303-311, 1987.

Constipation in the cancer patient: causes and management.

Portenoy RK


Constipation is a distressing symptom with multiple etiologies in the cancer patient. Therapy is based on identification and management of underlying causes combined with symptomatic treatment. A working knowledge of bowel physiology and laxative pharmacology forms the foundation for this approach. (30 Refs)

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