Questions about peripheral neuropathy
This list of questions about peripheral neuropathy may be helpful when thinking about the questions you want to ask your doctor.
- Am I likely to develop peripheral neuropathy?
- What symptoms should I watch out for?
- Who should I contact if I start having symptoms?
- Could these symptoms be a sign that I’m starting to develop peripheral neuropathy?
- Should my chemotherapy be adjusted or stopped? If so, how else can the cancer be treated?
- How long are these symptoms likely to last?
- What treatments do you recommend for the pain?
- How can I manage the constipation?
- How can I reduce my risk of falls or other injuries?
- What aids and equipment might help me? Can you refer me to an occupational therapist?
- What type of exercise should I do? Can you refer me to a physiotherapist or exercise physiologist?
- Could a psychologist help me cope with this?
- Are there any clinical trials I could join?
Dr Susanna Park, IN FOCUS research program and Senior Lecturer, Brain and Mind Centre, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, NSW; Katrina Dick, Consumer; Rosemerry Hodgkin, 13 11 20 Consultant, Cancer Council WA; Phil Mendoza-Jones, Consumer; Jodie Nixon, Clinical Team Leader, Occupational Therapy, Cancer Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital, QLD; Rachel Tunney, Consumer; Jane Turner, Senior Exercise Physiologist, Sydney Cancer Survivorship Centre, Concord Hospital, NSW; Dr Shirley Wong, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Sunshine Hospital, Western Health, VIC.
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