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Can chemotherapy cause nausea?

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Chemo can cause three different types of nausea and vomiting:

  • Acute starts within a few hours of your treatment.
  • Delayed won’t kick in until 24 hours after treatment. It can last a few days.
  • Anticipatory starts before you get chemo, because you expect to feel sick.

American Cancer Society: "Evolution of Cancer Treatments: Chemotherapy."

CancerCare: "Coping With Nausea and Vomiting From Chemotherapy," “Understanding and Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects.”

The Oncologist : "Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting: The Importance of Acute Antiemetic Control."

University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center: “Electrolyte Imbalance.”

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: "Nausea and Vomiting."

Lungcancer.org: "Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting (CINV)."

Journal of Clinical Oncology : "Systematic Review of Acupuncture in Cancer Care: A Synthesis of the Evidence."

Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings : "Acupuncture as a complementary therapy in chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting."

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Cancer: "Acupuncture for chemotherapy-associated nausea and vomiting."

University of Michigan Medicine: "Cancer: Controlling Nausea and Vomiting from Chemotherapy."

Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE): Quality-assessed Reviews: "Hypnosis for nausea and vomiting in cancer chemotherapy: a systematic review of the research evidence."

Mayo Clinic: "Chemotherapy nausea and vomiting: Prevention is best defense."

Cancer Research UK: “Sickness (nausea) and cancer drugs.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 26, 2020

American Cancer Society: "Evolution of Cancer Treatments: Chemotherapy."

CancerCare: "Coping With Nausea and Vomiting From Chemotherapy," “Understanding and Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects.”

The Oncologist : "Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting: The Importance of Acute Antiemetic Control."

University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center: “Electrolyte Imbalance.”

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: "Nausea and Vomiting."

Lungcancer.org: "Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting (CINV)."

Journal of Clinical Oncology : "Systematic Review of Acupuncture in Cancer Care: A Synthesis of the Evidence."

Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings : "Acupuncture as a complementary therapy in chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting."

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Cancer: "Acupuncture for chemotherapy-associated nausea and vomiting."

University of Michigan Medicine: "Cancer: Controlling Nausea and Vomiting from Chemotherapy."

Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE): Quality-assessed Reviews: "Hypnosis for nausea and vomiting in cancer chemotherapy: a systematic review of the research evidence."

Mayo Clinic: "Chemotherapy nausea and vomiting: Prevention is best defense."

Cancer Research UK: “Sickness (nausea) and cancer drugs.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 26, 2020

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