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Nausea and Vomiting (PDQ®): Supportive care - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (05 / 02 / 2013)

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Prevention of Acute/Delayed Nausea and Vomiting (Emesis)

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Good communication between patients, family caregivers, and the health care team is very important in cancer care. Good communication between patients with cancer, family caregivers, and the health care team helps improve patients' well-being and quality of life. Communicating about concerns and decision making is important during all phases of treatment and supportive care for cancer. The goals of good communication in cancer care are to: Build a trusting relationship between the patient,...

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Added text about a study to assess the safety and efficacy of palonosetron for preventing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in repeated cycles of chemotherapy (cited Aogi et al. as reference 44).

Added text about a study of ginger for the treatment of acute chemotherapy-induced nausea (cited Ryan et al. as reference 130).

This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Supportive and Palliative Care Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

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