Cancer and the treatments for it can sometimes make you sick to your stomach (nauseated) or make you vomit. But you can work with your doctor to control these problems. Your doctor may prescribe medicine to keep you from becoming nauseated (antinausea medicine). You also can do a few things at home to prevent nausea and feel better.
You may want to keep a written record, or diary, of your symptoms, including when they occur and how long they last. This may help your doctor to suggest the best ways to help you.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It’s also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
Go to https://www.healthwise.net/patientEd
Enter A289 in the search box to learn more about "Dealing With Nausea and Vomiting From Cancer Treatment: Care Instructions."
Current as of:
July 26, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Jimmy Ruiz, MD - Hematology, Oncology
© 2006-2017 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Care instructions adapted under license by your healthcare professional. If you have questions about a medical condition or this instruction, always ask your healthcare professional. Healthwise, Incorporated disclaims any warranty or liability for your use of this information.