NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Nausea and Vomiting, Version 1.2016
12 What causes nausea and vomiting in
people with cancer?
13 What cancer treatments can cause
nausea and vomiting?
13 What are the types of nausea and
Many things can cause
nausea and vomiting.
Part 2 looks at which cancer treatments
can cause nausea and vomiting. Nausea
and vomiting can happen before, during,
and after treatment.
What causes nausea and
vomiting in people with cancer?
Nausea and vomiting are two of the more common
side effects a person with cancer can have. It can
happen from the cancer itself, health problems
caused by cancer, and from cancer treatment.
Possible causes of nausea and vomiting in people
with cancer include:
Cancer that spreads to the brain (metastatic
Lack of minerals in your body (electrolyte
Other drugs' side effects (for example, drugs
Your small intestine or large intestine (bowel)
is blocked or you are very constipated
Food staying in your stomach too long
Abnormal buildup of f
luid (ascites) in the belly