How common is neuropathic pain in patients with cancer

How common is neuropathic pain in patients with cancer?

Neuropathic pain has been estimated to occur in up to 90% of patients receiving chemotherapy with agents that are neurotoxic. It can also occur from tumor infiltration of neural structures or as a result of surgery or radiation-induced nerve damage. About one-third of patients with cancer have a neuropathic component to their pain.

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