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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Chemotherapy
Side Effects [posted 12/04/98]
Answer: Possibly, sounds like a peripheral neuropathy which indicates damage to the nerves that come from the spinal cord to your body. This can be tested. There are several hundred causes of peripheral neuropathy and the next task is to identify the cause. Low B 12 and low thyroid are two that are correctable, most of the rest are not-including drug induced(chemo for example).
Answer: Both of these drugs seem to have an effect on the immune system;but, the
exact nature is not known. It doesn't appear to be major or irreversible and further
research is ongoing. Like most things, I would advocate moderation.
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