My mom is undergoing chemotherapy-currently taxol- for breast cancer-is neuropathy that comes and goes a normal side effect?

Yes. It is one of the side effect , speak to the oncologist , it is good drug to stop the cancer cell growth. Good Luck.
Yes it can be. Taxol (paclitaxel) is a great drug but does cause some discomfort in the form of neuropathy but it is temporary problem and should not become a major issue even if you continue the drug use.

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