Hypnotherapy as Antiemetic Treatment in Cancer Chemotherapy

  • A. A. Fortuin
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 108)


In this paper some general information about hypnosis will be given and a few case histories will be presented to illustrate how hypnosis can be used in cancer patients complaining of nausea and vomiting. Finally a short description will be given of a research program in the Netherlands Cancer Institute where we are comparing the effects of hypnosis and progressive muscle relaxation in reducing nausea and vomiting caused by cytostatic drugs.


Cytostatic Drug Waking State Progressive Muscle Relax Consult Clin Psychol Antiemetic Treatment 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin·Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Fortuin
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  1. 1.The Netherlands Cancer InstituteAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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