Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathies (CIPN) are dysfunctions secondary to the effects of chemotherapeutic agents, due to direct nerve damage and/or alteration in absorption o...
Numbness (most commonly symmetric, glove and stocking 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 for symptoms.
If the CIPN ...
Patients should be provided informed consent of the possibility for neuropathy and how it could present.
Encourage patients to share any new side effects from their treatm...
T88.8XXA Oth complications of surgical and medical care, NEC, init
G62.2 Polyneuropathy due to other toxic agents
423661009 Complication of chemotherapy
386033004 Neuropathy (disorder)
The goal of chemotherapy treatment is to reduce the tumor load, yet the patient’s quality of life should be a consideration in continuing treatment.
Most patients will initially complai...
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