Cancer is a disease that can affect the quality and longevity of a person’s life. Though cancer is a scary word and an even more of a scary diagnosis people have been known to overcome the diagnosis and go on to live a happy and normal life. Cancer cells that threaten a person and their health can be treated with chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is the process in which chemicals are used to aggressively treat the patient in hopes of killing off any living cancerous cell.
Chemotherapy is not only used to treat cancer cells it has other purposes as well in the medical world. Chemotherapy is also used to assist with multiple scoliosis, Hodgkin’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Chemotherapy has many benefits in helping a person overcome so rather challenging situations however there are a few drawbacks in a person using chemotherapy to treat their disease.
Due to the aggressive drugs and chemicals used to fight whichever disease the chemotherapy is being used for, side effects can occur. Side effects associated with chemotherapy treatment are numerous but the more commonly known side effects would have to be:
- Hair Loss
- Appetite changes
One or more of the side effects that result from chemotherapy might discourage the patient from having a positive approach to treatment. It is important that a chemotherapy patient surround themselves with a strong and positive support team. This is particularly important if the patient begins to see experience neuropathy one of the more painful side effects associated with chemotherapy.
Neuropathy can develop during or after chemotherapy as a result of the aggressive treatment that can damage nerve cells causing nerve damage to the patient while inflicting a few painful symptoms such as:
- Needle like pinching
Neuropathy though painful is treatable and if treated properly the pain will lessen over time. Several recommended neuropathy treatment methods that have proven to be beneficial in relieving neuropathy symptoms are:
- Nerve Support Formula
- Massage Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
It is important that if you are beginning to experience any of the above symptoms you seek medical attention and ask your doctor what treatment he or she feels is best suited for you to provide the ultimate in relief.