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What are symptoms of peripheral neuropathy from cancer or cancer treatment?

Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy (abnormal sensations involving parts of your body, such as the hands and feet) can be short term or long lasting:
  • Short term: Numbness, prickling, tingling, less or loss of sensation, or increased feeling in fingers, toes, and the area around the mouth and throat. Rarely, someone may experience difficulty swallowing, coughing, or breathing.
  • Long lasting: This type of neuropathy can occur without any prior short-term neuropathy. The symptoms may include the above short-term symptoms, plus decreased awareness of body position, difficulty moving, and tingling or burning pain in the arms, legs, or the entire body. These symptoms may or may not interfere with daily activities.

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