By Dr. Sharon Gurm, ND, FABNO
Physician - Board Certified in Naturopathic Oncology
What is CIPN?
Peripheral neuropathy is a set of symptoms caused by damage to the distal nerves – nerves that are away from the brain and spinal cord. With cancer, certain chemotherapy drugs – namely the taxanes and platinum based drugs - can cause peripheral neuropathy and this is known as “chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy” or CIPN. It is quite common, affecting 40% of people undergoing chemotherapy.