Each case of chemotherapy-induced neuropathy is unique and affects different nerves. Symptoms can affect different parts of the body but generally include:
- Numbness, tingling, burning, pain, or pins-and-needles sensation
- Decreased sensation
- Muscle weakness
- Sensitivity to touch and temperature
- Difficulty using fine motor skills
Neuropathy symptoms may manifest as soon as hours after a chemotherapy treatment but often peak 3 to 5 months after the final dose. Pain may intensify with each cycle of chemotherapy.