Susan Urba, MD, Addresses Risks Associated with Untreated Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

"There is a substantial number of risks associated with chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV)," said Susan Urba, MD, Medical Director, Symptom Management & Supportive Care Program, University of Michigan.

"There is a substantial number of risks associated with chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV)," said Susan Urba, MD, Medical Director, Symptom Management & Supportive Care Program, University of Michigan. The patient's quality-of-life is the main risk and concern of untreated CINV. Dr Urba also discusses the cost issues associated with uncontrolled CINV. Patient education is crucial in the prevention of unnecessary costs from extra office visits or hospitalization.