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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


Nausea and


6 What is nausea and vomiting?

8 What can nausea and vomiting do to

your body?

9 What is antiemesis?

10 Review