Neuropathy and radiotherapy

Posted by portsu @portsu, Aug 25, 2019

Has anyone got any experience of radiotherapy making neuropathy worse? If so any advice on how to help/calm it down?

Hi @portsu, I'm hoping other members who have had radiotherapy will be able to share some advice or suggestions for you. I found a few articles that may shed some more light on the subject.

How does peripheral neuropathy affect cancer patients?
https://www.cancercenter.com/integrative-care/peripheral-neuropathy

Radiation-induced neuropathic pain successfully treated with systemic lidocaine administration
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5859894/

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@portsu, I added your discussion to the Cancer: Managing Symptoms group as well (https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/cancer-managing-symptoms/). I'm tagging @lauries and @lorirenee1, who have both mentioned radiation-induced neuropathy. Radiation causing neuropathy is less common than chemo-induced neuropathy, but it does happen.

Where did you have radiation (what part of the body)? For what type of cancer? Did you also have chemotherapy?

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@portsu, I added your discussion to the Cancer: Managing Symptoms group as well (https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/cancer-managing-symptoms/). I'm tagging @lauries and @lorirenee1, who have both mentioned radiation-induced neuropathy. Radiation causing neuropathy is less common than chemo-induced neuropathy, but it does happen.

Where did you have radiation (what part of the body)? For what type of cancer? Did you also have chemotherapy?

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Hi tha for this. I'm here on behalf of my dad who has prostate cancer and peripheral neuropathy. The radiotherapy seems to have made his neuropathy worse. I was wondering what if anything can help?

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