How is the risk for radiation-induced nausea and vomiting (RINV) classified?

Updated: May 31, 2018
  • Author: Winston W Tan, MD, FACP; more...
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The ASCO and MASCC/ESMO guidelines categorize radiation therapy sites in terms of their risk for radiation-induced nausea and vomiting (RINV) as follows [2, 3] :

  • High risk: Total body irradiation and total nodal irradiation
  • Moderate risk: Upper abdomen, half body irradiation, upper body irradiation
  • Low risk: Cranium, craniospinal, head and neck, lower thorax region, pelvis
  • Minimal risk: Extremities, breast

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