Why Do Some Patients Experience CINV?

  • Chemotherapy has helped millions of people in their battle against cancer. As you know, chemotherapy is supposed to destroy cancer cells. Unfortunately, healthy noncancerous cells are sometimes destroyed too, and this can lead to unpleasant side effects, such as CINV.3
  • While some types of chemotherapy may cause nausea and vomiting, medications like SANCUSO are designed to help prevent CINV from occurring.1
See how CINV starts and SANCUSO helps prevent it

Tips for Minimizing Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting (CINV)

  • You can make some simple changes to your diet and daily routine that may help minimize CINV4:

Diet tips:

  • Eat 6 small meals instead of 3 large meals daily
  • Eat lightly before and after treatment
  • Keep high-calorie, high-protein snacks available
  • Avoid high-fat, greasy, or spicy foods
  • Eat and drink slowly
  • Try bland foods
  • Drink very minimal amounts of fluids with meals
  • Drink plenty of clear fluids (ginger ale, sports drinks, etc.)
  • Avoid foods with strong odors
  • Avoid lying flat for at least 2 hours after meals
  • Enjoy cold foods at room temperature and avoid hot foods
  • If foods taste metallic, use plastic flatware and dishes

Lifestyle changes

  • Avoid alcohol and tobacco
  • Wear loose clothing
  • Take time to relax, nap, or practice breathing techniques—or try meditation
  • Use unscented deodorants, shampoos, body lotions, etc.
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