Almost all breast cancer treatments have varying degrees of risk for nausea and vomiting. Some people never have nausea or vomiting, while others experience it frequently. Many people describe having "stomach awareness," a type of discomfort in which a person is not interested in eating, but does not feel nauseated. Some people have nausea that lingers more than a week beyond chemotherapy. Thankfully, these side effects can almost always be controlled, or at least substantially reduced, by a variety of medications and lifestyle changes. Learn more about the causes and ways to relieve nausea and vomiting .
Don't force yourself to drink or eat if you're nauseated or vomiting. It's a good idea to avoid eating for about 4 to 8 hours if you're vomiting often. Along the way, try small sips of water or flat ginger ale. After your stomach settles down a bit, begin to replace some of the chemicals and fluids that you might have lost because of the vomiting. Try sipping chicken or vegetable brot...
This is the fourth article in a MyDietExercise.com series on how to beat cancer through diet and exercise from our Expert, Doctor Amy Thomas. You can read her first post here . Nausea is a dreadful and dangerous complication of chemotherapy. Although everyone's response is different, the most common chemotherapeutic agents cause nausea in 60-90% of patients. Some people are more likely to experience nausea with chemotherapy, including women, patients less than 50 years of age, those with a history of motion sickness or morning sickness with pregnancy, and those who experienced nausea and vomiting related to previous chemotherapy. Ending nausea with medication A myriad of drugs are available to help people with nausea ; however, some prefer to minimize the number of medications taken. If you are experiencing nausea or vomiting related to cancer treatment, you should be aware of the medications available and alternative ways to prevent and control...
Nausea is a sick feeling in your stomach that makes you feel like you have to vomit. Mild nausea can cause loss of appetite . Moderate to severe nausea usually causes some degree of vomiting .
Nausea can be a side effect of the following breast cancer treatments:
Arimidex (chemical name: anastrozole)
Aromasin (chemical name: exemestane)
Femara (chemical name: letrozole)
Evista (chemical name: raloxifene)
Fareston (chemical name: toremifene)
Faslodex (chemical name: fulvestrant)
Avastin (chemical name: bevacizumab)
Herceptin (chemical name: trastuzumab)
Tykerb (chemical name: lapatanib)
Nausea also can be caused by many of the pain medications you may be taking along with your breast cancer treatment, including naproxen sodium (one brand name: Aleve), Orudis (chemical name: ketoprofen), Indocin (chemical name: indomethacin), Relafen (chemical name: nabumetone), oxycodone (one brand name: OxyContin), D...
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