- What is nausea and vomiting?
- What causes nausea and vomiting in people with cancer?
- Chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting
- Types of chemo-related nausea and vomiting
- The risk of vomiting, by specific chemo drug
- Radiation therapy-related nausea and vomiting
- How are nausea and vomiting prevented and treated?
- Anti-nausea/vomiting medicines
- Other treatments for nausea and vomiting
- Eating right can help you get through cancer treatment
- To learn more
To learn more
More information from your American Cancer Society
Here is more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our Web site, www.cancer.org.
Understanding Chemotherapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
Understanding Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
You can also get more information on each drug used to treat cancer, as well as drugs used to treat nausea and vomiting, by calling us or visiting our Web site.
Your American Cancer Society also has books that you might find helpful. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit our bookstore online at www.cancer.org/bookstore to find out about costs or to place an order.
National organizations and Web sites*
Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:
Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA)
Telephone number: 703-548-5558
Web site: www.mowaa.org
A group of programs that provide home-delivered meals. Some programs may provide other services such as transportation, education, information, and case management. The Web site is the best way to find out if there’s a program near you. Costs/fees vary depending on your age and where you live.
National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER)
Web site: www.cancer.gov
Offers information on cancer treatments, symptoms, and coping. More on nausea and vomiting can be found at www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/supportivecare/nausea/Patient
Toll-free number: 1-800-813-4673
Web site: www.cancercare.org
Provides information and free professional support by phone and online to people with cancer, their loved ones, and caregivers.
No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for cancer-related information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
Last Medical Review: 02/27/2013
Last Revised: 03/27/2013