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What to ask your doctor about bowel problems with cancer

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Some suggestions for questions you might like to ask your doctor or nurse

  • What is causing my bowel problem?
  • What can I do to help control my symptoms?
  • Are there any medicines that I can take to help with my bowel problems?
  • What if the drugs don’t help me?
  • Should I change my diet to help with my bowel problems?
  • What types of drinks should I have?
  • Who can I talk to about my bowel problems?
  • Can you arrange for me to get pads or a commode from the district nurses?
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Updated: 21 May 2014