Cancer and cancer treatment can sometimes result in nerve damage. Damage to the long nerves is called “peripheral neuropathy.”
Peripheral neuropathy usually causes pain, numbness or tingling in the fingers and toes, but can progress up the limbs to involve the feet and legs, hands and arms.
Some chemotherapy drugs are associated with nerve damage. These include cisplatin, oxaliplatin, paclitaxel, and vincristine.
Peripheral nerves can heal, so damage from peripheral neuropathy may not be permanent.
Nerve Damage - Info Sheet.pdf