Cancer Treatment Experiences

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Re: Cancer Treatment Experiences

Postby Beowulf » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:13 pm

Positive vibes and prayers coming your way. :pray

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Re: Cancer Treatment Experiences

Postby Shanda » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:20 pm

I'm so sorry, that is awful news! I'm glad the Fuzzy C-Dog looks happy and sound right now, and that he continues to be so for a very long time. :hug: He's one of my fav honorary pit bulls.

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Re: Cancer Treatment Experiences

Postby Kahlie » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:36 am

I'm sorry you got that horrible news, never dealt with osteosarcoma, but have with a few other cancers, currently back to lymphoma with Jasper.
I don't know how different they are in terms of chemo meds used, or how it affects the body. Jasper flew through his treatment the first time, never once having the slightest problem. And even now he's doing well on the treatments again.

I've had him on raw, on the low carb, no sugars diet style...His first remission was 2 years (was told had 80% chance of 1.5 yrs - so, he did better).

I'm now looking to tackle it with more than just diet/chemo - and looking into holistic treatments - although, in that quest I came across a "Budwig Diet" - not sure if anyone's familiar with it...still looking into it in more detail.

Anyways, :hug: :hug: :hug:

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Re: Cancer Treatment Experiences

Postby Fear_the_Sheeple » Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:39 pm

Thanks for the support, positive thoughts, and sharing of experiences everyone! :hug: I really appreciate it.

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Re: Cancer Treatment Experiences

Postby turtle » Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:17 pm

I just saw this... I'm not on here very often but I am so sorry to hear about Caesar.

He's always been a favorite of mine and he is such a handsome fellow. He looks good in the photos and it is nice to see you back, even under difficult circumstances...

You and Caesar are in my thoughts and I wish you both all the best...

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Re: Cancer Treatment Experiences

Postby Patch O' Pits » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:16 pm

Hugs and prayers! POP over to Pit Bull Talk and check out the cancer section of the forum.

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Re: Cancer Treatment Experiences

Postby tiva » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:12 am

I'm so sorry. I hope amputation is a viable option with the location of the cancer.

We've had 2 bouts with Mast Cell tumors in our elderly pttie, Tiva. The first time, it was in her tail, and amputation was the best option. It got her 3 great years before another MCT came up.

Chemo has come a long way for dogs, so I wouldn't rule it out if your vet recommends it as a good option.

A cancer specialist (probably through your vet school) will know a lot more about options than an ordinary vet.

For diet, our vet made a large number of suggestions. They probably duplicate what you're hearing elsewhere. She did strongly urge us not to go with raw if we were doing chemotherapy, because chemo suppresses immune systems and makes raw a problematic option, she believes (and our vet is positive about raw otherwise).

We put Tiva on Taste of the Wild prairie (lower carb, no grains), supplementing with fish oil (2000 mg/daily); turmeric; parsley; and coenzyme Q10 (all based on our vet's recommendations).

Good luck with all the decisions.

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Re: Cancer Treatment Experiences

Postby sueb » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:07 pm

mtlu wrote:Welcome back to you and handsome Caesar :)
I don't have any experience/advice but wishing both of you the best. :hug:

Ditto. We miss seeing you an Caes around here.

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Re: Cancer Treatment Experiences

Postby bullheaded » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:25 pm

I don't have any info to offer but wanted to let you know my thoughts and prayers are with you guys.I do know there is someone on this board who has a dog with cancer that from what I remember reading does like a raw/home made diet, I just can't remember who she is. Someone else on here I am sure knows who I am talking about, I just suck at remembering thinkgs like that. Good luck with whichever way you decide to go. :hug:

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