The Physical Consequences of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

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Purpose of Review: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common side effect of numerous chemotherapy drugs. CIPN negatively impacts function and quality of life during and after treatment. We will provide a review of the data describing the physical consequences of CIPN and discuss the possible long term impact on emotional well-being and quality of life. Recent Findings: CIPN negatively affects physical function and many aspects of quality of life. Exercise interventions are likely to reduce the risk of falls associated with CIPN. Summary: There remains a need for evidence-based interventions focused on improving symptoms, function, and quality of life in persons with CIPN.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number50
JournalCurrent oncology reports
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2020


  • Chemotherapy
  • Neuropathy
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Physical function
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology


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