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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

Nausea and Vomiting, Version 1.2016

Nausea and Vomiting

Dealing with the health problems caused by cancer or its treatment can

be overwhelming. The goal of this book is to help you get the best care for

preventing nausea and vomiting (antiemesis) related to cancer treatment. This

book also explains which treatments are recommended by experts in cancer

on reducing nausea and vomiting.

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network

®

(NCCN

®

) is a not-for-profit

alliance of 27 of the world’s leading cancer centers. Experts from NCCN have

written guidelines for doctors to prevent nausea and vomiting in people with

cancer. These guidelines suggest what the best practice is in cancer care. The

information in this patient book is based on the antiemesis guidelines written

for doctors.

This book focuses on preventing and treating nausea and vomiting in people

with cancer. Key points of the book are summarized in the related

NCCN Quick Guide™ .

NCCN also offers patient resources on supportive care for

adolescents and young adults, and cancer treatment guidelines for many

cancer types. Visit

NCCN.org/patients

for the full library of patient books,

summaries, and other resources.

NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

Version 1.2016