Whatever decisions you make, will be the correct ones!
I am currently going giving his littermate Hammy Same(S-Adenosyl Methionine). It has both anti
depressant effect and "USED TO IMPROVE HEPATIC GLUTATHIONE LEVELS AND
MAINTAIN AND PROTECT LIVER FUNCTION". One of the cheapest places I have found it on the net is http://www.iherb.com There is a cat and dog version put out by http://www.cosequin.com/veterinary/denosyl.htm -here is link to their research article -one of the cheapest places I have found it is at my affiliate
You might want to read up on
, a possible tumor killer.
You might also want to read up on melatonin. I am working on a page filled with research abstracts here
For instance, there are suggestions that "that melatonin protect against doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity without interfering with its antitumor effect
Another source is grape seed extract or from grape skin...Resveratrol or Proanthocyanidins-supplements that have anti cancer properties...click here to skim research abstracts.
Then there is bromelain. Please click here. (I decided to review abstracts for supplements to actually see if there were documented research rather than just folk remedies and testimonials. You can also print out some of those pages to show your vet in case they aren't holistic or in case they are curious.)
Dr. Charles Loops, a homeopath DVM now has a website. Here is his list of supplements. although I don't agree with him on downplaying of flaxseed oil and cottage cheese.
By combing cancer literature, one can also find ways of helping our companions
by bringing attention to our vets human cancer helps, ie bisphonsophonate
-Clondronate "known to reduce the incidence of bone metastasis, relieve bone
prevent fractures and reverse hypercalcemia" and
possibly extend life.
lef org bisphosphonate clodronate(which can be given orally (sold in Canada
links on Cancerlit for Alendronate (abstracts)
Some people are trying Artemether for osteosarcoma and breast cancer. You don't need a prescription. It is about $60 dollars a bottle.(from Wellcare Pharmaceuticals in Los Angeles (310-377-0056) It is used for malaria. You can read about it here The theory is trapping iron.." Seattle scientists have shown that a compound extracted from the wormwood plant seeks out and destroys breast cancer cells, while leaving healthy cells unscathed."
Here is a message board on Discussion of Artesunate for Cancer Therapy. there is a link there where price appears to be $6.00 .
A Canadian write up on Bonefos-much cheaper than Aredia-around a 1.80 a pill for Bonefos and over 1000 dollars for Aredia Zometa appears to be next generation of bisposphonates
"Piroxicam is a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory medication possessing analgesic and antipyretic properties in animals. The mode of action is not fully established at this time, but may be through the ability of Feldene® to inhibit biosynthesis of prostaglandins, know mediators of inflammation. Most recently, piroxicam has anecdotally been shown to inhibit the growth of some cancers in dogs. These findings have stimulated controlled studies to collect further scientific evidence regarding its efficacy"
Please click here to add your website for your beloved animal-sharing is
comforting and we might help others who share the same boat
huge monograph on cancer management
Antiangiogenic Therapy for Canine Cancers
"Cancers in dogs depend on angiogenesis to survive and proliferate. Tumors create new blood vessels that supply them with oxygen and nutrients, allowing them to grow in size and spread throughout the body. Antiangiogenic therapy cuts off these new blood vessels, effectively starving tumors and preventing their growth. Cancers may be controlled with effective doses of antiangiogenic drugs"..Another area under study at the Angiogenesis Foundation is the role of diet in controlling canine cancer. Foundation researchers have been testing green tea and soy incorporated into dog food as a way of dietary cancer suppression. Both green tea and soy are food substances that contain natural angiogenesis inhibitors. This approach may complement drug therapies. ..The Foundation has also tested drugs that are already FDA-approved and available for angiogenesis inhibitory properties, and hopes to develop practical antiangiogenic treatments based on drug availability. One approach, known as the 'Navy Protocol' (OLCAT-007), uses COX-2 inhibitors along with inhibitors of blood vessel cell proliferation and invasion. The Navy protocol was named after a 2-year-old golden retriever who was the first canine cancer patient to be successfully treated with antiangiogenic therapy. So far, more than one dozen dogs have received the Navy protocol. The Foundation is working with the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and other leading institutions to study these protocols....The drug company Bayer has tested an antiangiogenic pill called Tanomastat (Bay 12,9566) in dogs with lymphoma.
"Two separate lines of evidence suggested to the Penn researchers that the immune system doesn't play a crucial role in inhibiting tumors. First, in strains of mice lacking the cells normally found on the front lines of the immune system — T-lymphocytes, macrophages and NK cells — tumor growth was nevertheless suppressed when the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii was contracted. Further support came from the earlier observation that the tumor under investigation, the B16 variant of malignant melanoma, produced no antigens recognizable to the mouse's immune system."
|Mammary cancer:-please click here for abstracts, links, diet for mammary tumors|
|Brain tumors:-please click here for abstracts, links, Brain tumors|
|Lymphoma:-please click here for abstracts, links, lymphoma|
|Lymphoma:-Hoover-on Silent Paws-|
|:-please click here for abstracts, links, soft tissues sarcoma|
|hemangiosarcoma:-please click here for abstracts, links, diet for hemangiosarcoma|
|Mass Cell Tumors-please click here for abstracts, links, diet for mast cell tumors|
|Melanomas-please click here for abstracts and links|
|Trinka and osteosarcoma-please click here for abstracts and links-there are also links on this page|
|Morgy and osteosarcoma-please click here for abstracts and links-there are also links on this page|
|Hammy grieving over loss of Morgy-please click here for tips,abstracts and links-|
|bladder cancer-transitional cell carcinoma-please click here for abstracts and links|
|Excellent site for chemotherapy protocols and drugs|
please go to this site altvetmed-Dr. Susan Wynn-a great overview-re
nutrition-herbs,homeopathy for cancer-Green tea
Carnivora (venus fly trap)
for Immunestimulants Reishi (ganoderma) Maitake Ashwaganda Ginseng Astragalus Echinacea
|suggestions for nutrition-a must read from gulfcoastvet ie " 1. Substitute poultry, fish, eggs, and cheese for red meat. 2. Marinate meats with sweet marinades or sauces. 3. Serve meats chilled rather than hot. 4. Use extra seasonings, spices, and flavorings, but avoid flavorings that are very sweet or very bitter. An elevated threshold for taste may make food taste bland or boring. 5. Use lemon-flavored drinks to stimulate saliva and taste, but avoid artificial lemon and use sweeteners sparingly. "-these tend to follow articles written for human cancer-there is a lot more on this webpage|
|support for side effect from chemo from Cornell
mentions vomitting, diarrhea, dehydration, and urinary problems, gums
|must read for botantical approach against cancer|
|chemotherapy treatments for neoplastic diseases||
cancerous portion of the bone is removed and replaced with a graft
|Overview of vitamin C and cancer||cancer overview|
|food factors-4 people||herbs re cancer-research||lyprinol-mussels-cancer relief?||critique-lyprinol|
|bone cancer prognosis"There is evidence that the amount of bone-specific alkaline phosphatase in the blood before and after cancer surgery is a good indicator of post-surgical survival time."|
|Article re fish oil may help dogs with lymphosarcoma||Jennifer Windh's review of research on Melanomas||Glutathione and Allieviating the Affects of Chemotherapy Bibliography|
|Cornell Vet Med.||ACVR||K.S.U.|
|Dr.Alice||huge vet resource|
|canine medical info||
|osteosarcoma||MEDULLARY BONE INFARCTION IN DOGS
How does cancer
WHY SPAYING KITTY
|huge vet resource||netfopets||
|softtissue sarcomas||tumors of skin||
cancer treatment protocols
|lymphoma-Anita R. Weidinger, D.V.M.|
neck and head tumours
soft tissue sarcomas (STS)
in cats and dogs
|arthritis||Vet Cardiology Online||
-Piroxicam and Cisplatin
negative on rimadyl
.Piroxicam is drug of choice.
ps my vet disagrees
herbal treatments for radiation
-protecting liver, pancreas, thyroid and the digestive
and immune systems generally- Alfalfa, Rosehips, Thuja, Parsley, Fennel, Blue Flag, Ginger and
Liquorice plusinclude the Bach Flower essences Rescue Remedy, Walnut, Wild Oat, Scleranthus and Honeysuckle.
osteosarcoma - Maritime Pine Bark extract Bladderack, Comfrey, Equisetum, Golden Seal, Parsley
Rosehips and Yarrow.plus the Bach Flower essences Oak, Olive, Pine, Water Violet, Walnut and Wild Oat.-
bone growth and healing - Millet and Linseed in the daily diet the herbal -Comfrey, Equisetum, Nettle and Yarrow. plus Bach Flower essence Oak.
Lymphoma Treatment Support : Maritime Pine Bark extract Bladderack, Comfrey, Equisetum, Golden Seal, Parsley, Rosehips and Violet Leaves. plus the Bach Flower essences Oak, Olive, Pine, Water Violet, Walnut and Wild Oat.
Antioxidant & Coenzyme
Q10 for Cancer Prevention
|canine melanoma||selected skin tumours|
|Mass Cell tumor||
"Prevention The best method of prevention is to eliminate exposure to sunshine. The use of sun block on the tip of the nose and ears is helpful if your cat does not lick or rub it off. White haired cats should be kept indoors, and should be prevented from sunbathing for long periods of time in the window. Even though windows filter out ultraviolet radiation, they do not filter enough of the radiation in the case of SCC."
|mast cell tumours-canine||radiation overview re cancers-a lot of information re prognosis|
|feline and canine mast cell tumors|
|epulides in canines||especially for boxers-health problems plus epulides|
|some research abstract on acanthomatous epulpides- mention is made of bleomycin for treatment||Radiation therapy for long-term control of odontogenic tumours and
epulis in three cats.|
Radiation therapy should be considered to be an adjuvant to incomplete surgery in cats with odontogenic neoplasms or epulides
|Salivary gland neoplasia in the dog and cat: survival times and prognostic
Twenty-four dogs and 30 cats with histopathologically confirmed salivary gland neoplasia were retrospectively reviewed in a multi-institutional study. The predominant presenting complaint for animals with salivary gland neoplasia was that of a mass being noted by the owner; other common complaints included halitosis, dysphagia, and exophthalmia. Siamese cats were overrepresented, indicating a possible breed predisposition. The most common histopathological type was simple adenocarcinoma. Cats had more advanced disease at diagnosis than did dogs, and clinical staging was prognostic in dogs. The median survival times for dogs and cats were 550 days and 516 days, respectively.
|Oral Tumors and Their Biology|
"Oral cancer accounts for 6% of canine cancer and 3% of all cancers in cats."
|recognizing oral disease|