Exercise to help nerve damage caused by Taxotere?

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Question from Joan: What about exercise helping nerve damage caused by Taxotere as one of the chemicals used in chemotherapy (TAC)?
Answers - Julie Gralow, M.D. Peripheral neuropathy usually manifests as some numbness or tingling in the toes and is a side effect of chemotherapy agents such as Taxotere. I don't know any data that suggests that exercise can either prevent or treat the neuropathy associated with these drugs.

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