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Chemotherapy Research and Practice
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 818759, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/818759
Review Article

Alternative Methods to Treat Nausea and Vomiting from Cancer Chemotherapy

1Department of Cardiac Surgery, Atherosclerosis Research Center Golestan Hospital, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
2Department of Cardiac Anesthesiology, Atherosclerosis Research Center Golestan Hospital and Pain Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
3Division of Surgery, Emam Hospital, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
4Department of Toxicology, Islamic Azad University, Shahreza Branch and Medical Research Center, Jundishapur Health Development Co., Tehran, Iran

Received 31 May 2015; Revised 9 September 2015; Accepted 10 September 2015

Academic Editor: Vito Lorusso

Copyright © 2015 Mohammad Ali Sheikhi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting (CINV) is among the most intensive side effects and critical concerns for patients with cancer. Most of these patients experience nausea and vomiting after chemotherapy. Sometimes, this is so annoying that it may prevent them from continuing the therapy. With the recent advances, a variety of therapeutic methods are innovated and applied to control CINV. Among them, the main methods include medicinal therapy, relaxation, and herbal therapy. Yet, using dexamethasone together with massage therapy and ginger is identified as the most effective method.