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View in Spanish: Modificación del comportamiento

Behavior modification (bih-HAY-vyer MAH-dih-fih-KAY-shun)
A technique used to help people change the way they react to certain triggers in the environment that cause a negative reaction. In cancer treatment, behavior modification may be used to help patients who have become nauseous during previous cancer treatments cope with nausea they feel when they enter the therapy room to begin a new round of treatment.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.