Thematic analysis of chemotherapy-induced periphal neuropathies and the patient’s experience of this

Mary Anne Tanay, cancer nurse at King’s College London, UK, discusses her thematic synthesis of available research, focusing on chemotherapy-induced periphal neuropathy. Chemotherapy-induced periphal- europathy is an umbrella term for nerve damage caused by chemotherapy, so there are chemotherapy drugs that are neurotoxic these include: taxanes, platinum derivatives and bortezomib. Every drug and every dose is different for every individual, further, these drugs are used in a lot of solid tumors. The symptoms of CIPN include pain and non-painful symptoms such as numbness and tingling of the hands and feet and also paresthesias. This research focused on looking at the patient’s experience of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy and to see what support they are getting from healthcare professionals. Recorded at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), held in Brighton, UK.

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