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As a cancer survivor, what increases risk of neuropathy?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Neuropathy is: Associated with a number of chemotherapy classes: taxanes, platinums, vinca alkalods, and non-cancer causes, diabetes being the most prominant. A number of metals: arsenic, mercury, lead. Also infections, leprosy for instance. Maintaining good control of diabetes helps, and time alleviates many neuropathies. There are proposed preventatives, but i've not seen remedies once existing.
Answered on Dec 27, 2013

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