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How can I prevent nausea due to chemotherapy for breast cancer?

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Nausea is a side effect of chemotherapy for some people, though it doesn’t happen to everyone. To keep yourself feeling good, you may find that it's best to eat a light meal or snack before a treatment session. It can help if you eat five or six small meals throughout the day instead of three large ones. Even if you don't feel hungry, eat something like white toast, plain yogurt, or clear broth.  On the other hand, some people handle treatment better on an empty stomach. See what works best for you

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Lifestyle changes after breast cancer treatment."

Breastcancer.org: "Exercise."

National Cancer Institute: "Eating Hints: Before, During and After Cancer Treatment," "Taking Time: Support for People with Cancer."

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: "Fighting Cancer Fatigue."

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center: "Journaling your way through cancer."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 14, 2018

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SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Lifestyle changes after breast cancer treatment."

Breastcancer.org: "Exercise."

National Cancer Institute: "Eating Hints: Before, During and After Cancer Treatment," "Taking Time: Support for People with Cancer."

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: "Fighting Cancer Fatigue."

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center: "Journaling your way through cancer."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 14, 2018

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