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Neuropathy in the hands and feet is a common side effect of Taxol. I don't
know how long it lasts.

Renee Kaplan

At 01:28 AM 11/16/99 EST, you wrote:
>Comrades,
>
>I just returned from visiting my favorite cousin, who has recently had a
>series of five Taxol + carboplatin infusions for lung cancer. He's got pretty
>severe peripheral neuropathy in his hands and feet, and hasn't gotten much of
>an indication from his oncologist (one of the paternalistic,
>non-communicative ones, I'm afraid) re what to expect. Anyone have any
>experiences to share about these drugs, and whether and when the sensation
>returns to the extremities after being treated with them?
>
>Thanks, as always. I'll be thinking of all of you this Thanksgiving.
>-- Seattle Alice
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