NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Nausea and Vomiting, Version 1.2016
Nausea and vomiting is a
common side effect of cancer
Part 1 talks about what causes nausea
and vomiting, as well as what nausea and
vomiting can do to your body.
What is nausea and vomiting?
It can be overwhelming to learn all the possible side
effects that can happen from your treatment. Cancer
treatment can harm the healthy tissue in your body.
This harm can cause side effects. Because of this
possible harm, a cancer doctor (oncologist) or nurse
may share with you a list of common side effects.
Others may share the whole list of side effects. The
side effects can range from more or less likely to
One person may have some side effects while
another person has none. Either way, it is helpful to
do some research on side effects.
You can learn:
What to expect from treatment
How to prevent side effects
How to treat and cope with side effects
6 What is nausea and vomiting?
8 What can nausea and vomiting do to
9 What is antiemesis?