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How can you treat nausea and vomiting from advanced prostate cancer treatment?

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  • This often happens during chemotherapy and may also be a side effect of vaccine therapy. Try these tips: Eat a light meal on treatment days.
  • Stick to foods and drinks that are easy on the stomach.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes.
  • Talk to your doctor about drugs you can take before your treatment to help prevent and control nausea and vomiting. If one doesn't work, there are others you can try.

Ask your doctor about complementary treatments, such as acupuncture, hypnosis, biofeedback, and guided imagery. They may also help manage side effects.

SOURCES:

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "After Treatment for Prostate Cancer: Managing Side Effects," "Coping with Cancer-Related Fatigue."

National Cancer Institute: "Radiation Therapy Side Effects and Ways to Manage Them," "What to do when you feel weak or tired (fatigue)."

American Cancer Society: "Hormone (androgen deprivation) therapy for prostate cancer," "Radiation therapy for prostate cancer," "Chemotherapy for prostate cancer."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 20, 2019

SOURCES:

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "After Treatment for Prostate Cancer: Managing Side Effects," "Coping with Cancer-Related Fatigue."

National Cancer Institute: "Radiation Therapy Side Effects and Ways to Manage Them," "What to do when you feel weak or tired (fatigue)."

American Cancer Society: "Hormone (androgen deprivation) therapy for prostate cancer," "Radiation therapy for prostate cancer," "Chemotherapy for prostate cancer."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 20, 2019

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