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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Contributing Factors
  • Describing Neuropathy to Your Health Care Team
  • Medications to Treat Discomfort and Pain
  • How Physical Medicine Contributes to Evaluating Neuropathy
  • Medical and Rehabilitation Management of Neuropathy
  • Practical Tips to Cope
  • Special Care of Your Feet and Nails
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Nessa Coyle, NP, PhD
Pain and Palliative Care Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Julie Silver, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School
John S. Steinberg, DPM
Assistant Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, The Center for Wound Healing, Georgetown University Hospital
Glenn Meuche, MSW
Bereavement Program Coordinator, CancerCare

Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on July 16, 2009.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.