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How does cancer cause nerve damage?

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Cancer can cause nerve pain and nerve damage in multiple ways. In some instances, cancerous masses may push against or crush nerves. In other cases, certain types of cancer may result in nutritional deficiencies that affect nerve function. Additionally, some types of chemotherapy and radiation may produce nerve pain and nerve damage in certain individuals.

From: Nerve Pain and Nerve Damage WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Peripheral Neuropathy Information Page."

Neuropathy Association: "About Peripheral Neuropathy: Facts."

Cleveland Clinic: "Peripheral neuropathy."

Muscular Dystrophy Association: "Diseases."

Weill Cornell Medical College: "Neuropathic pain."

The University of Chicago: "About Peripheral Neuropathy: Three types of peripheral nerves."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Fact Sheet."

Neuropathy Association: "Types of neuropathy."

American Diabetes Association: "Diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage) and diabetes."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Guillain-Barre Syndrome Fact Sheet."

Azhary, H.   April 1 2010. Am Fam Physician, ,

Vinik, A. , 2007. Circulation

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 16, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Peripheral Neuropathy Information Page."

Neuropathy Association: "About Peripheral Neuropathy: Facts."

Cleveland Clinic: "Peripheral neuropathy."

Muscular Dystrophy Association: "Diseases."

Weill Cornell Medical College: "Neuropathic pain."

The University of Chicago: "About Peripheral Neuropathy: Three types of peripheral nerves."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Fact Sheet."

Neuropathy Association: "Types of neuropathy."

American Diabetes Association: "Diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage) and diabetes."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Guillain-Barre Syndrome Fact Sheet."

Azhary, H.   April 1 2010. Am Fam Physician, ,

Vinik, A. , 2007. Circulation

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 16, 2018

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