Is there any treatment?
The treatment for cancer-related neuropathy will depend on the severity of the condition and whether or not it’s tied to your cancer treatment. For example, in chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, controlling the doses of chemo drugs with your healthcare team might help prevent long term damage of the nervous system.
Managing cancer-related neuropathic pain is done with a variety of pharmaceuticals including steroids, topical analgesics, antidepressants
and in some cases opioids
Charles S. Cleeland, John T. Farrar and Frederick H. Hausheer. Assessment of Cancer-Related Neuropathy and Neuropathic Pain. The Oncologist 2010, 15:13-18. doi: 10.1634/theoncologist.2009-S501
American Cancer Society [Internet]. Peripheral Neuropathy Cause by Chemotherapy
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Last updated August 19, 2014