Chemotherapy and radiation may cause nausea and vomiting because they affect the stomach lining and the part of the brain that controls vomiting. The amount of nausea and vomiting a patient has varies from person to person. Nausea and vomiting can usually be controlled with medicine.
You should call your nurse if:
Because eating well and drinking fluids play a vital role in your body's healing process, it is important to try and control or minimize nausea and vomiting during your treatments. Be sure to let your doctor or nurse know if your nausea is not being controlled.
Talk with your nurse if you have any concerns or questions about nausea and vomiting.
Health's Patient Education Department, How to Deal With Nausea and Vomiting,
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