Note: This is good information for those who choose to pursue chemotherapy as a treatment for cancer. It is my strong opinion that there are other avenues that one could pursue either instead of chemo or concurrently with chemo. Studies find two new methods for curbing nausea of chemotherapy - Los Angeles Times
"Chemotherapy could soon become less grueling.
Simply adding about half a teaspoon of ginger to food in the days before, during and after chemotherapy can reduce the often-debilitating side effects of nausea and vomiting, a large, randomized clinical trial has found. And a newer type of anti-nausea drug, when added to standard medications, can help prevent such side effects as well.
The ginger results will be presented this month at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting; the drug study was published this week in the Lancet Oncology journal.
The findings are significant, cancer experts say, because about 70% of chemotherapy patients experience nausea and vomiting -- often severe -- during treatment."