(WMC) - Just one chemotherapy treatment can cause nerve damage in cancer patients, putting them at risk for falls.
A new Ohio State University study followed 33 breast cancer patients being treated with Taxane-based chemotherapy.
After one treatment, researchers noticed a 28 percent increase in balance problems that got worse with more exposures.
Patients also showed a five percent reduction in walking speed after three cycles of chemotherapy.
Experts say these symptoms not only affect a patients' quality of life, but can impact their ability to receive treatment at all.