Cancer treatment commonly results in side effects like nausea and vomiting. There are multiple reasons why this happens, including gastrointestinal tract irritation, brain chemical changes, anxiety and nervousness during treatment. Nausea is the queasiness in your stomach, whether vomiting accompanies this feeling or not. There are some medications called antiemetics your doctor may prescribe to help with nausea and vomiting.
Prevention of nausea and vomiting is important. Also effective is managing your symptoms early, not waiting until they are unbearable, to get help or take your nausea medications. Below are some tips for getting through your cancer treatment side effects of nausea and vomiting.
Always keep an open line of communication with your treatment team regarding side effects like those affecting your nutrition. Nutrition plays a critical role in cancer recovery and your ability to maintain your daily activities. When nausea and vomiting persist during and after cancer treatment, talk to your doctor for help with these common side effects.