June is an 85-year-old woman who got neuropathy from the radiation treatment for her breast cancer. She has lost feeling in her feet and experiences numbing in her calves. Like so many others, she now has to use a walker. She lived a very active lifestyle beforehand and is struggling with the effects this disease has had on her physical health and life. As a result, this condition is beginning to affect her mental health as well. She now finds daily tasks such as going to the grocery store or bookstore troublesome.
Charles is a 75-year-old man who has had prostate cancer twice. During his second treatment, he was given chemotherapy and got his neuropathy as a side effect. Charles is now unable to feel a number of his toes and the upper region of his feet, his symptoms progressing as far as his calves.