Some cancer medications can cause diarrhea. This can be a serious side effect because it can lead to dehydration if not properly managed. It is important for patients to check with their doctor or nurse to see if they should be taking any medications to manage this side effect.

Some foods are helpful for relieving diarrhea:

  • Bananas
  • White Rice
  • Applesauce
  • Tea
  • White Toast
  • Yogurt
  • Peanut Butter

Staying hydrated is very important. Drink six to eight glasses of liquid each day, including Gatorade or coconut water to help replace minerals lost.

Learn more about diarrhea during cancer treatment.