Cryotherapy, as Frozen Gloves and Socks During Chemo, May Ease Neuropathy in Patients

Cryotherapy, as Frozen Gloves and Socks During Chemo, May Ease Neuropathy in Patients
Cryotherapy, which makes use of the beneficial properties of extremely cold temperatures, could help prevent damage in the peripheral nerves of patients receiving chemotherapy, a study suggests. Patients given frozen gloves and socks to wear for 90 minutes on one side of their body during weekly chemotherapy sessions with Taxol (paclitaxel), a common breast cancer treatment,

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  1. Wanda Northam, MD says:

    Wore cold mittens and bootie designed for chemo, and changed them out halfway through each session, and have very significant neuropathy from Taxol one and a half years later. So my career is still a no-go due to the neuropathy and, let me tell you, the freezing hands and feet during the over 1-hr infusion was the worst part of undergoing chemo.

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