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Management of Constipation in Patients with Cancer

Management of Constipation in Patients with Cancer In patients with cancer, constipation is a common complication. However, unlike in the general population, the impact of the symptoms of constipation on the quality of life in cancer patients is often greater. More importantly, in patients who are in the more advanced stages of the disease, constipation may also be suggestive of disease progression. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Cancer Springer Journals

Management of Constipation in Patients with Cancer

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2006 by Adis Data Information BV
Subject
Pharmacy; Pharmacy
ISSN
1175-6357
DOI
10.2165/00024669-200605050-00003
Publisher site
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Abstract

In patients with cancer, constipation is a common complication. However, unlike in the general population, the impact of the symptoms of constipation on the quality of life in cancer patients is often greater. More importantly, in patients who are in the more advanced stages of the disease, constipation may also be suggestive of disease progression.

Journal

American Journal of CancerSpringer Journals

Published: Aug 9, 2012

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