This is a Neuropathy that is similar in symptoms to Diabetic Neuropathy. It is caused by the toxic agents used during chemotherapy treatment of cancer. The symptoms usually start during the last few weeks of chemotherapy and worsen for several months after the completion of a course of treatment. The symptoms may then lessen or persist for six months to several years after onset. In some instances, the symptoms may lessen but never completely resolve.
These patients relate a significant portion of their symptoms to the bottoms of the feet and into the toes, but symptoms may extend into the calf and legs. A similar distribution of pain is seen in the upper extremities.
At azcryo, we have been successfully using minimally invasive Cryoanalgesia (cryo) for the treatment of the pain associated with Chemo-induced Neuropathy for over two years.