Dr. Ahmet Höke, a professor of neurology and neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, claims that 80% of cancer patients treated with Taxol will develop peripheral neuropathy later in life. Taxol is used to treat breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and other solid tumors. Dr. Höke, is researching an antioxidant called ethoxyquin administered during chemo to see if it might help prevent or at least reduce the number of cases of Taxol related neuropathy.
Discovering a way to prevent the eventual development of neuropathy caused by chemotherapy would be great news. Twenty to 30 million Americans currently suffer from peripheral neuropathy. The effects can range from annoying to debilitating.
high risk for developing peripheral neuropathy. If you notice any of the symptoms, such as tingling or numbness in your hands or feet, contact Dr. Jason Davis at the Davis Spine Institute in The Villages, FL, immediately. Dr. Davis has the knowledge and equipment to treat the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. The process is both pain free and drug free. Learn more by contacting Dr. Davis today.
Someday, science may find the way to administer chemotherapy without the eventual side effect of peripheral neuropathy. Until then, see Dr. Davis. The sooner you do, the easier your peripheral neuropathy symptoms can be treated.