17 December 2016
Tingling and pain seriously affect everyday life

Nerve damage after chemotherapy underestimated

Certain types of chemotherapy cause a greater degree of nerve damage than was previously thought. The chemotherapy dose appears to be a determining factor in this respect. This was shown in doctoral research conducted by Tonneke Beijers, trainee internist at Máxima Medical Center (MMC). The side effect occurs not only around the time of the treatment, but may develop up to many years later. Beijers gained her PhD in the beginning of december under Prof. Vivian Tjan of Maastricht UMC+.