How can I eat if I have diarrhea after cancer treatment?

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Follow these tips when eating if you have diarrhea and cramping after cancer treatment:
  • Drink plenty of fluids to replace loss.
  • Use fewer dairy products. If this helps, ask your dietitian for more ideas on lactose-free eating.
  • Eat foods that contain pectin, such as applesauce, oatmeal, and fruits and vegetables that are peeled.
  • Eat foods high in potassium and sodium, such as bananas, juice, fresh fruits and vegetables, and potatoes, as tolerated.
  • Avoid caffeinated drinks like coffee and soda.

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