Feeling sick

You may feel sick or have trouble keeping food down, either because of the cancer or because of side effects from medicines you’re taking. Nausea and vomiting can usually be managed with medication.

Anti-nausea medicines (anti-emetics) can be taken as tablets or, if swallowing is difficult, as wafers that dissolve on the tongue, as injections under the skin, or as suppositories, which are inserted into the bottom and absorbed through the lining of the rectum.

This information was last reviewed in January 2017
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