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Nerve Pain Therapy: Botox May Treat Peripheral Neuropathy in Cancer Patients

Neuropathy is a common side effect of certain medications, especially those used in chemotherapy to fight cancer like cisplatin, carboplatin, and oxaliplatin. While symptoms might disappear over time, for some the shooting pain or a loss of feeling in the hands and feet may become chronic. A recent study investigated the effects of Botox B, as tested on mice, on chemo induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). The researchers say “their findings add to previous studies suggesting that botulinum toxin could be a useful new approach to treating neuropathy.  READ MORE

Source: Medical Daily