Action Cards: Constipation

Use these card decks to help manage your symptoms from cancer treatment.



Constipation is when you have trouble passing stool. It can be caused by cancer, cancer treatments, or changes to your lifestyle while you are undergoing treatment.

Try This

  • Eat high-fiber foods. Try fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains.

  • Drink liquids. Try water, prune juice, or warm liquids.

  • Be active. Try a 10–15 minute walk or some stretching, but don’t do it immediately after a big meal.

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