Jimmy Ruiz MD


Neuropathy Caused by Chemotherapy

Neuropathy (say “nurr-AW-puh-thee”) from damaged nerves is a side effect of some chemotherapy medicines. It also may be called peripheral neuropathy. People who are having chemotherapy may notice pain and loss of feeling in their fingers and toes. As the neuropathy gets worse, it moves into their hands and feet and up…

Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in any part of the mouth or lips. Most oral cancers start in the lining of the lips or mouth where you have thin, flat cells called squamous cells. This type of cancer may also be called oral cavity cancer or oropharyngeal cancer. Risk factors (things that increase your risk)…

Cancer Pain

Discusses cancer pain management. Discusses causes such as tumor pressing on bones or nerves. Covers types of cancer pain. Discusses treatments with medicines, surgery, or radiation.

Neuropathy Caused by Chemotherapy

Neuropathy (say “nurr-AW-puh-thee”) from damaged nerves is a side effect of some chemotherapy medicines. It also may be called peripheral neuropathy. People who are having chemotherapy may notice pain and loss of feeling in their fingers and toes. As the neuropathy gets worse, it moves into their hands and feet and up…

Cancer Antigen 125 (CA-125)

Discusses cancer antigen 125 (CA-125) test that can help show if some types of cancer are present. Covers its use to check how well treatment for ovarian cancer is working or to see if ovarian cancer has returned. Covers possible test results.