Nov 13, 2023
Welcome to another episode of The Cancering Show, where we
demystify cancer and take away the fear surrounding its diagnosis
and treatment. In this episode, Dr. JYP delves into the topic of
nausea, which can be a side effect of cancer treatment. She
addresses the various causes of nausea and explains how cancer
treatments can affect the gastrointestinal tract. Dr. JYP also
provides valuable advice on managing and treating stomach-related
symptoms, including medication use and seeking guidance from
healthcare providers. Additionally, she emphasizes the importance
of staying in touch with your doctor and seeking help if symptoms
persist or worsen. So, grab a cup of tea, sit back, and join us as
we explore symptom and side-effects management in cancer
Key Episode Takeaways
1. Nausea can be caused by various factors during cancer treatment, including GI tract slowdown, acid reflux, constipation, diarrhea, radiation treatments and even immunotherapy. Identifying the underlying cause is crucial for effective treatment.
2. Treatment for nausea starts with the medicine your doctor prescribes, usually given through an IV on the day of chemotherapy. If you experience daily nausea, ask your doctor about a nausea prevention patch. Addressing underlying issues such as acid reflux, constipation or diarrhea is also important.
3. Don't suffer in silence! Reach out to your healthcare provider if you're experiencing persistent nausea or vomiting. They can provide IV fluids, IV nausea medicine and alternative medication options such as patches or medication delivered under the tongue or rectally. Keeping in touch with your provider is vital to prevent dehydration and further complications.
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