Mar 11, 2006 - 5:01 pm
Hello, My brother has completed his second round of aggressive chemo after colon cancer recurred in his liver. He had surgery to remove two lessions on the liver three weeks ago and the surgeon feels the outlook is good. Right now he is dealing with neuropathy in his hands and feet. He feels like it has increased after the surgery and wonders if that may be due to reduced activity during recovery. His doctor told him that the neuropathy may go away in up to six months or posibly not at all. I am wondering if anyone has come across anything to help relieve the numbness and pain? His doctor told him to continue calcium and a vitamin. I have read in a couple posts about Glutamine and also one about Alpha Lipoic Acid. Any ideas would be appreciated. He will go back to chemo at the end of the month. Thanks.