Nausea and Vomiting
This three-page handout educates people receiving cancer treatment about nausea and vomiting, which are side effects that can happen with chemotherapy. It explains the differences between nausea, retching, vomiting, and anticipatory vomiting. The document provides a list of things people can do to feel better, what a person should do if they are throwing up, and how their caregiver can help. It identifies those symptoms for which the doctor should be called, and includes American Cancer Society contacts for more information.
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