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Constipation: Common Side Effect

Suzanne M. Mahon
Ellen Carr
CJON 2021, 25(6), 26 DOI: 10.1188/21.CJON.S2.26

Constipation is the decreased passage of stool characterized by infrequent bowel movements, hard stool, a sensation of abdominal bloating or cramping, straining with bowel movements, and the feeling of incomplete evacuation. Constipation occurs in 43%–58% of people with a diagnosis of cancer.

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