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How to Manage Neuropathy

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How can cancer patients and survivors manage the side effects of neuropathy? Learn about useful tips to mitigate pain and numbness, as well as safety tips to avoid injury.

For more information on neuropathy, visit: http://blog.dana-farber.org/insight/2013/08/chemotherapy-related-neuropathy-managing-this-nerve-wracking-problem/

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How to Manage Neuropathy

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  10. 10. OTHER SAFETY TIPS Utilize NIGHT LIGHTS and handles Keep spaces FREE or CLUTTER No throw rugs or mats
  11. 11. LEARN MORE ABOUT LIVING WITH CANCER -Dana—Farber Adult Survivorship Program -Dana—Farber Exercise Consultation -Dana—Farber's Zakim Center for Inte rative Thera ies‘ CLICK

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