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Can a laxative be used in colon cancer?

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Dr. Amir Faridi
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Laxatives

Yes you can. But it is important to find out what causing constipation.

In brief: Laxatives

Yes you can. But it is important to find out what causing constipation.
Dr. Amir Faridi
Dr. Amir Faridi
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Dr. Sean O Donovan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Yes with care

Always check with your doc, but there are no contra-indications to use a laxative to help ease bm's when you have colon ca.
Some will work better than others perhaps, and don't rely on them without telling your doc, as this may change how you get treated, but softeners are always ok, and most laxatives are prob ok.

In brief: Yes with care

Always check with your doc, but there are no contra-indications to use a laxative to help ease bm's when you have colon ca.
Some will work better than others perhaps, and don't rely on them without telling your doc, as this may change how you get treated, but softeners are always ok, and most laxatives are prob ok.
Dr. Sean O Donovan
Dr. Sean O Donovan
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