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Diarrhoea - a disorder characterised by frequent and watery bowel movements (loose stools) usually associated with urgency. 

Diarrhoea may caused by the disease itself or by oncological treatments.

Causes include:

  • Graft versus host disease in stem transplant patients

  • Secondary to Systemic Anti CancerTreatment 

  • Radiotherapy

  • Constipation with overflow

  • Infection

  • Surgery


Are you a health professional looking for immediate guidance?

UKONS Acute Oncology Initial Management Guidelines may help 


Diarrhoea in Adult Cancer Patients: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines




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