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18

You and your doctor can

make a plan.

Part 3 gives you information about anti-

nausea and vomiting drugs. You will also

learn about complementary therapy for

nausea and vomiting.

How are nausea and vomiting

prevented?

Doctors need to think about many things when

deciding how to prevent nausea and vomiting.

Research has been done to find new or better ways

to prevent nausea and vomiting. The kind of treatment

you get should fit your specific needs. Drugs and

other types of therapy like meditation or breathing

exercises can be used to prevent or treat nausea and

vomiting.

Things your doctor considers when planning to

prevent nausea and vomiting:

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Your past use of anti-nausea and vomiting

drugs

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Your type of cancer treatment

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Your level of risk for nausea and vomiting from

the cancer treatment

The side effects you’re likely to have depend on the

type of cancer treatment you get.

NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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Nausea and Vomiting, Version 1.2016

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Preventing and

treating

18 How are nausea and vomiting

prevented?

19 How are nausea and vomiting treated?

22 Review