NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Nausea and Vomiting, Version 1.2016
The belly area between the chest and pelvis.
Pressure used for healing the body.
Needles used for healing the body.
The prevention of nausea and vomiting.
A drug used to treat nausea and vomiting.
Abnormal buildup of fluid in the belly area (abdomen) or
The soft, sponge-like tissue found in the center of most
bones, where blood cells are formed.
bone marrow transplant
Procedure that gives blood or bone marrow stem cells
intravenously to restore cells that have been destroyed by
cancer or its treatment.
Another name for the intestine. Also called the gut.
central nervous system
The brain and spinal cord.
The thin coating that lines the cerebrum in the brain.
Drugs that kill cancer cells by damaging or disrupting the life
cycle of cancer cells so they can't increase in number.
chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
Nausea and vomiting brought on by chemotherapy.
Research study on a test or treatment to assess its safety or
how well it works.
Treatment given along with standard treatment.
external beam radiation therapy
Treatment with radiation received from a machine outside
gastrointestinal (GI) tract
The group of organs through which food passes after being
Focusing on positive images in your mind.
Trance-like state of deep relaxation.
Treatment that uses the body's natural defense against
An illness caused by germs.
Receipt of a substance by a needle inserted into a vein.
Receipt of a substance by an injection into a muscle.
intravenous (IV) chemotherapy
Drugs given by a needle or tube inserted into a vein.
The digestive organ that prepares unused food to leave the
long-term side effect
An unhealthy or unpleasant physical or emotional response
to treatment that continues for months or years after finishing
All health events and medications taken to date.
Containing cancer cells that have spread from the first tumor.
Therapy using music.