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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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Nausea and Vomiting, Version 1.2016

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Nausea and vomiting

What is antiemesis?

What is antiemesis?

Antiemesis is the prevention of nausea and vomiting.

It is a medical term used by doctors. It is a part of

your care plan because nausea and vomiting can be

related to certain kinds of cancer treatment. The goal

of your care is to prevent nausea and vomiting. Your

doctors will provide treatment and help you cope if

prevention does not work.

The first step is for your doctors to learn all they

can about you. This includes your medical history of

nausea and vomiting. Other things your doctor will

think about when planning how to prevent nausea

and vomiting are found in

Guide 1

.

Guide 1. Things your doctor will consider when making a plan

Cancer treatment information:

• The type of treatment you will get

• How much of the treatment you will get (dose)

• When and how often you will get the treatment (schedule)

• How the treatment will be given to you (for example, in pill form or into a vein by IV)

Things specific to you:

• Age

• Gender (male or female)

• Past cancer treatments

• History of drinking alcohol

• Current medications