Chemotherapy-induced neuropathies (CIN) have a variety of presentations depending on the chemotherapy agents use.
Most neuropathies are peripheral and sensory but may include motor an...
Numbness (most commonly symmetric, in a stocking and glove distribution)
Sensitivity to cold or hot temperatures
Loss of balance and dexterity
The goal of therapy is to treat the cancer without creating side effects that are worse than the cancer, so the medical team should regularly assess the patient’s process.
Patients should be notified before their treatment if the therapy has the possibility for neuropathy and how it could present.
Patients should be encouraged at every visit...
T88.8XXA Oth complications of surgical and medical care, NEC, init
G62.2 Polyneuropathy due to other toxic agents
995.29 Unspecified adverse effect of other drug, medicinal and biological...
The goal of treatment is to reduce the tumor load, yet the patient’s QOL should still be a key consideration in continuing treatment.
Most patients will first complain of a tingling sen...
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