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For cancer patients, undergoing successful treatment is an important milestone on the journey to recovery, but it sure isn’t the end of the story. Patients often struggle with a long list of physical and emotional side effects that persist even after treatment has concluded. And while there’s been a great body of research to support cancer treatment itself, there is a relative lack of knowledge about what happens to patients afterward.

A team of researchers from the University of Iowa decided to change this, and recently discovered a potential breakthrough in the treatment of anticancer drugs’ most common side effect: chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.

First, what is chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy?…

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