Cancer Treatments Causing Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Support' started by gotyoubynuts, Sep 23, 2016.

    1. gotyoubynuts

      gotyoubynuts Member

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      There must be people here who have had cancer treatments, chemotherapy!

      Did it make the tinnitus worse?
    2. linearb

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

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      I have no personal experience with this, sorry to hear you're dealing with it.

      I think it really depends on what treatments are used. I believe Cisplatin is the most common culprit, and I believe that some significant amount of permanent hearing loss is almost inescapable when using this drug systemically, because there's no way to prevent it from getting into the inner ear, and once it's there it's severely ototoxic. However, I don't think that other chemotherapy drugs necessarily have this problem.

      Do you know what kind of chemo is being recommended for you?

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