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    AideAndSaul asked a questionPancreatic Cancer

    How to be proactive and get ahead to prevent or lessen neuropathy and neutropenia.

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      JaneA

      To my knowledge, there is nothing that a patient can do to prevent neutropenia.

      I don't believe that there is evidence that exercise helps prevent neuropathy, exercise surely can't hurt. I walked throughout my treatment - some days less, some days more - that keeps blood circulating in your feet. I didn't experience any neuropathy in my feet.

      I am a free lance writer, and I type on the computer all of the time. I had very little neuropathy in my hands. I wore gloves religiously to help keep my hands warm, and I messaged my hands all of the time.

      Of course, this advice is anecdotal, but I was fortunate and suffered no long lasting neuropathy.

      about 1 month ago
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      Kp2018

      I wanted to be proactive in preventing neuropathy while on Taxol chemo, so i used cryotherapy (chilling of the hands and feet). I did not develop any neuropathy. There are a number of resources describing the study that researched this, for example, https://www.ascopost.com/News/58125, and https://www.curetoday.com/articles/frozen-gloves-and-socks-help-reduce-chemotherapyinduced-peripheral-neuropathy-in-patients-with-breast-cancer. If you're interested in trying this, there are a number of how-to-do it articles, and even a YouTube. https://cancerfight.info/cryotherapy-may-help-prevent-neuropathy-a-side-effect-of-cancer-treatment/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUlMrDg7urA.

      To my knowledge, there are no medications or supplements that prevent this painful and debilitating side effect.

      My best to you and your partner/spouse as you prepare for and embark on this journey.

      about 1 month ago
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      cllinda

      Today, someone said that acupuncture helps with neuropathy. She said she had been going to a place for a couple months and her symptoms have gone away. Just another thing to think about.

      about 1 month ago
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