Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy Induced Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea is one of the main drawbacks for cancer patients. Possible causes could be radiotherapy, chemotherapeutic agents, decreased physical performance, graft versus host disease and infections. Chemotherapy-induced diarrhoea (CID) is a common problem, especially in patients with advanced cancer. The incidence of CID has been reported to be as high as 50-80% of treated patients and depends on the type of chemotherapy agent.