Peripheral neuropathy CD

by Wong, Shirley

BreaCan, Melbourne, Vic., 2014

Peripheral neuropathy (damage to nerves in hands, feet and lower legs) is a side effect of some cancer treatments, particularly chemotherapy treatment. The pain and loss of function resulting from symptoms can be debilitating and distressing and is a common reason why  patients stop their treatment early. Consultant Medical Oncologist Shirley Wong from the Western Hospital has a particular interest in this condition and in this session she talks about why it happens, risk factors and what can be done to help. Also available to listen online from the Podcasts page on our website breacan.org.au/podcasts.

Categories: Cancer Treatment, Side Effects

Subjects: Chemotherapy, Peripheral neuropathy, Side effects

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