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The Understudied Consequences of Peripheral Neuropathy After Chemotherapy
The Understudied Consequences of PN After Chemo
In two papers published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute researchers from UC Davis, UCLA and other institutions have found that peripheral neuropathy, which causes pain, numbness, and tingling in hands and/or feet, can bother early-stage breast cancer patients years after completing chemotherapy. In addition, a systematic literature review found only a handful of studies that tracked long-term peripheral neuropathy, leaving little data for patients and clinicians to make informed decisions.  
Updated Website Information on Monoclonal Gammopathy
Due to an increasing number of
Update on FPN Information on Monoclonal Gammopathy
inquiries about Monoclonal Gammopathy, we have added additional information to our website .
Complementary & Alternative Treatments From A to almost Z
FPN Complementary and Alternative Treatments From A to _Almost_ Z
Acupuncture, biofeedback and meditation are frequently used alternative therapies for peripheral neuropathy. The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy regularly receives inquiries from the community about other treatments, devices and products, some of which are highly advertised on the internet, newspapers and social media. We have attempted to collect a list of those therapies about which we get the most inquiries, and have included them in a single resource: Complementary and Alternative Treatments From A to (almost) Z. We share this list with you so that you may be a more informed consumer.  
You are strongly encouraged to consult a neurologist with any questions or comments you have regarding your condition. The best care can only be given by a qualified provider who knows you personally.
Study Links Long-Term Opioid Use to Adverse outcomes in polyneuropathy  
A study in JAMA Neurology found patients with polyneuropathy, who received long-term opioid therapy, had greater risks for adverse outcomes, such as depression, opioid dependence or overdose and other chemical dependence, compared with those who were treated for less than 90 days. The findings, based on data for 2,892 patients, also showed that patients who used opioids in the long term were more likely to need an assistive device, report pain, have functional limitations or report difficulty in performing daily activities or report being no longer employed.   
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Wednesday, October 18th from 12:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
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