Treatment for sickness

Find out about the different types of medicines that can help with sickness. Get information and tips about other ways of controlling sickness due to cancer or its treatment.

How you take anti sickness drugs

There are different ways of having anti sickness drugs. Sometimes you have medicines to swallow, but this isn’t always possible.

Types of anti sickness drugs

There are different types of drugs used to control sickness (nausea and vomiting) in cancer care.

Side effects of anti sickness drugs

Find out about the possible side effects of anti sickness drugs. Not everyone will have side effects.

Other ways of controlling sickness

Along with anti sickness medication, there are other ways to control sickness and make you feel more comfortable.

Controlling sickness in advanced cancer

It is not always possible to cure advanced cancer. But even if your cancer can't be cured, treatment is available to control your symptoms, such as sickness.

Last reviewed: 
26 Feb 2020
Next review due: 
26 Feb 2022
Coronavirus and cancer

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