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CAN CHEMOTHERAPY CAUSE PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY?

Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN) Between 60% to 90% of patients undergoing chemotherapy will develop peripheral neuropathy.

Peripheral neuropathy is damage to the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord (your brain and spinal cord are called the central nervous system). These distant nerves are called peripheral nerves. They carry sensations (feeling) to the brain and control the movement of our arms and legs. They also control the bladder and bowel.

Some of the chemotherapy and other drugs used to treat cancer can damage peripheral nerves. When this happens it is called chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). This can be a disabling side effect of cancer treatment

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The War on Cancer Cures

Cancer Cures Being Hidden After Rick Simpson's efforts to introduce his hemp oil to the Canadian Health system were denied, even after proving it had cured many of his town's cancer patients free of charge, he realized the cancer industry doesn't want a cure.

Now, he's in exile in Amsterdam because he refused to stop helping his neighbors free of charge and he refuses to deny the effectiveness of his hemp oil for cancer.

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Peripheral Neuropathy

WHAT IS PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY? Peripheral neuropathy is damage that occurs to the nerves going from your spinal cord to your limbs. Your peripheral nervous system connects the nerves from your brain and spinal cord, or central nervous system, to the rest of your body. This includes your:

Arms • Hands • feet • legs • internal organs • mouth • face

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Is Your Medication Causing Neuropathy

Medications with Side Effects of Neuropathy There are many medications which have a side effect of neuropathy.  They might not even be the main cause of neuropathy, but also taking them for other reasons can increase neuropathy, or be the additional reason that a pre-existing situation can become full blown neuropathy with all its  pain, tingling, numbness and other symptoms.

This is a partial list that we have created.  If you have a question about a drug not on this list go to www.drugs.com and read the possible side effects of the drug. You also have to remember that it may not list it as neuropathy. It may use the neuropathy side effect such as  numbness and tingling, nerve pain, parestheia, etc.

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Gene Therapy For Nerve Pain On The Horizon

Gene therapy for nerve pain The 90 percent of cancer patients who experience pain due to nerve damage caused by tumors, surgery, chemotherapy or radiation may someday be helped by gene therapy, according to a new MD Anderson study published in Cell Reports.

The study in rats showed transferring a gene known as KCC2 into the spinal canal restored chloride levels gone awry after nerve injury.

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