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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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Nausea and Vomiting, Version 1.2016

Glossary

Acronyms

nausea

Feeling like one is going to throw up.

oncologist

A doctor who specializes in cancer.

psychologist

A doctor who specializes in the study of the mind and human

behavior.

quality of life

The satisfaction with one's well-being.

radiation-induced nausea and vomiting

Nausea and vomiting brought on by radiation therapy.

radiation therapy

The use of radiation to treat cancer.

rectum

The last part of the large intestine.

side effect

An unhealthy or unpleasant physical or emotional response to

treatment.

small intestine

The digestive organ that absorbs nutrients from eaten food.

social worker

An expert in meeting social and emotional needs.

stomach

An organ of the digestive system that turns solid food into a

liquid form.

systemic therapy

Drugs that are used to treat cancer cells throughout the body.

targeted therapy

Treatment with drugs that target a specific or unique feature of

cancer cells.

transdermal

Through the skin.

treatment plan

A written course of action through cancer treatment and

beyond.

vein

A tube-shaped vessel that carries blood from anywhere in the

body to the heart.

vomiting

Throwing up what is in your stomach. Also called emesis.

Acronyms

CINV

chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting

CNS

central nervous system

CTZ

chemoreceptor trigger zone

GI

gastrointestinal

IM

intramuscular

IV

intravenous

NCCN Abbreviations and Acronyms

NCCN

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National Comprehensive Cancer Network

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NCCN Patient Guidelines

NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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NCCN Guidelines

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NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology

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