Chemo-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) resources

This section contains information about where you can find resources on chemo-induced nausea and vomiting CINV), including organizations in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Please contact us at if you know of additional websites, pamphlets, videos, audio streams about CINV.

For a general overview, go to the Canadian Cancer Society section on Nausea and Vomiting

Cancer Support Community

The Cancer Support Community contains a section on CINV, including definitions of CINV, types of CINV and Managing CINV.

This site also contains information on other treatment side effects, including anemia, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, infection, mouth and throat changes, nervous system changes, pain, recent weight gain, sleep problems, nutrition and cancer, and body image and feelings about how you look.

National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute’s website contains Chemotherapy and You for those about to receive or is now receiving chemotherapy for cancer. Your family, friends, and others close to you may also want to read this book. This book is a guide you can refer to throughout your chemotherapy treatment. It includes facts about chemotherapy and its side effects and also highlights ways you can care for yourself before, during, and after treatment.

This book covers:

  • Questions and answers about chemotherapy. Answers common questions, such as what chemotherapy is and how it affects cancer cells.
  • Side effects and ways to manage them. Explains side effects and other problems that may result from chemotherapy. This section also has ways that you and your doctor or nurse can manage these side effects.
  • Tips for meeting with your doctor or nurse. Includes questions for you to think about and discuss with your doctor, nurse, and others involved in your cancer care.
  • Ways to learn more. Lists ways to get more information about chemotherapy and other topics discussed in this book – in print, online, and by telephone.

American Cancer Society

The website of the American Cancer Society has a section on CINV as well as a PDF document entitled Getting Help for Nausea and Vomiting which gives tips about how to reduce nausea and vomiting and things you can doand eat during treatment.

There is also a section called Caring for the Patient With Cancer at Home which provides information about what caregivers can do to help prevent or deal with CINV.

The American Cancer Society also has a section about Anti-Nausea/Vomiting medicines, although you should note that these medicines might not be available in Canada or in every province in Canada. Please check with your doctor. has a Nausea and Vomiting Information Centre that contains information and resources that will help you manage CINV.

It also contains the following sections:

  • Headline Nausea and Vomiting News
  • Nausea and Vomiting in Depth
  • Nausea and Vomiting Tips
  • Nausea and Vomiting Management

We are MacMillan Cancer Support

The website of We are MacMillan Cancer Support, located in the U.K., contains a section entitled Controlling nausea and vomiting (anti-emetic therapy)

Information includes:

  • Causes of nausea and vomiting
  • How anti-emetic drugs work
  • How anti-emetic drugs are given
  • Common anti-emetics
  • Possible side effects of anti-emetic drugs
  • Things you can do for yourself

Oncology Nursing Society

The Oncology Nursing Society website contains a section on CINV .

This section provides the following:

  • What is CINV audio with slides
  • General overview narrative
  • Risk factors for CINV audio with slides
  • Principles of Managing CINV audio with slides
  • An article on CAM (complementary and alternative therapies in managing CINV)

ONS also has youtube videos with information pertaining to CINV

Cancer Council NSW

The Cancer Council NSW website contains a very informative article about Food and Cancer: Feeling Sick and Vomiting. It outlines ways of coping with nausea and vomiting and step-by-step stages of starting to eat again after vomiting.