Constipation is a common side effect of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The cause is often related to pain control medications, along with the impact of certain treatment drugs. Diet can be used to help improve bowel function.

A good starting point is to look at fibre intakes. Fibre is a plant structure that passes into the large bowel where it is worked on by the millions of gut bacterias. When looking at your fibre intakes it is important to know there are two main types of fibre. The first is soluble fibre.