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As a cancer survivor, what increases risk of neuropathy?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Many causes

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function.
Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated.

In brief: Many causes

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function.
Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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