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Peripheral Neuropathy: Common Side Effect

Suzanne M. Mahon
Ellen Carr
CJON 2021, 25(6), 30 DOI: 10.1188/21.CJON.S2.30

Peripheral neuropathy is disease or dysfunction of one or more peripheral nerves (i.e., motor, sensory, or autonomic), resulting in numbness or weakness. Peripheral neuropathy occurs outside of the brain and spinal cord and is caused by cancer, treatment, or both. Chemotherapeutic agents that can cause peripheral neuropathy include epothilones, platinum analogs, taxanes, and vinca alkaloids, as well as immunomodulating drugs and proteasome inhibitors.

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