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If your chemotherapy drugs are likely to cause nausea and vomiting, your doctor may recommend drugs and other methods to prevent those side effects during your treatment.
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If the chemotherapy drugs you'll receive for your cancer might cause nausea and vomiting, you're likely to receive preventive medications from your doctor. In addition, your doctor may recommend some things you can do on your own to reduce your risk of nausea and vomiting.
Eat what appeals to you. It's best, however, to avoid foods that are sweet, fried or fatty. In addition, cool foods may give off less bothersome odors.
Cook and freeze meals in advance of treatment to avoid cooking when you're not feeling well. Or have someone else cook for you.
These self-care measures may help you prevent nausea and vomiting, but they can't take the place of anti-nausea medications.
If you begin to feel nauseated despite the medications and self-care measures, call your doctor. Treatments may include additional medications, though your individual treatment will depend on what's causing your signs and symptoms.
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