Paul Edwards Posted January 12, 2016 Share Posted January 12, 2016 Chemotherapy can cause peripheral neuropathy (damage to your peripheral nerves). Peripheral neuropathy often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet. A study of female cancer survivors found that almost half experience chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy symptoms years after completing their cancer treatment. These symptoms were associated with impacts including reduced mobility and significantly increased risk of falls. The results were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Cancer Survivorship Symposium held in San Francisco. The lead researcher said that it is likely that the findings may be applicable to male cancer survivors as well. Click on this link to read the article. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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