Tumor and Cyst Remedies

Last Modified on Jul 24, 2014


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04/25/2014: Tiffyb1414 from Durant, Ok: "I've got a 10 yr old male schnauzer that has about 8 or 9 fatty pockets on him, and quite a few pea-sized cysts. (Schnauzers are known for skin conditions). He has a huge knot on his belly now, by the entrance of his sack. When I took him to the vet to get meds for hookworms, she wanted me to bring him back after he had completed his round of antibiotics, because she was worried that the cyst was too "meaty". My dogs are like my children and I've got so much anxiety about Ricky possibly having cancer. Can anyone please tell me how much turmeric I should give him, and if I should give him anything else too...he weighs around 20 pounds."

04/26/2014: Theresa from Mpls., Mn replies: "Hey Tiffy!

One contributor recommends one quarter teaspoon per day per every 10 pounds: http://www.earthclinic.com/pets/turmeric2.html#TUMORS

I find my dogs tolerate more than that; you might consider mixing one half teaspoon into wet food am and pm.

Please check out the other remedies for pet tumors - many have had good results with castor oil and turmeric made into a paste and applied directly on the tumor, others report good results with essiac tea. Read OM's posts on her work with turmeric and essiac - lot's of good info there in her posts."

03/26/2014: Slavcho from Sofia, Bulgaria, Bulgaria: "NOW, I HAVE A QUESTION FOR TED OR ANYBODY ELSE WHO COULD HELP ME:

I have a female dog, 10 years old. In the last 1 year she was eating dogs food and in the beginning of this year some mammary tumors developed. It was hard for me to deal with this so I took her to the vet and they removed the whole left line of breasts. In the meantime I switched her to partially cooked chicken necks, backs, pork liver, etc. Two weeks after the surgery - tumors started emerging on the right side. So it is now already more than 2 weeks while she is on:

- Alfalfa - 3x250mg
- Backing soda (1tsp) and salt (1/4tsp) in liter of water
- lysine - 6x1 gram
- aspirin - 4X125mg for one of 4 days
- turmeric - 1/4 tsp 2x/day
- magnesium chloride - 250mg
- essiac tea - 2X30ml

- selenium - 100mcg
- papaya enzimes - 4x40mg 3x/day
- DMSO/Castor oil - 5-6x/day
- one herbal tea mixture with many ingredients that I am having trouble translating in english
- flaxseed oil - 3x1tsp
- appricot kernel - 3x/day

Sometimes I feel like the tumors are getting smaller and sometimes I feel like they are getting bigger, but there is no definite change as much as I can tell. So, AM I DOING SOMETHING WRONG? Please, somebody... anybody..."

03/27/2014: Theresa from Mpls., Mn replies: "Hey Slavcho!

If the tumours are not growing in size by leaps and bounds then IMHO it sounds like you are doing everything RIGHT. You certainly appear to be giving her all the right stuff!

Read up for a better understanding of your girl's condition:


I found this to be helpful:

"About half of affected dogs will be diagnosed with the benign form of mammary tumors...

  • Mass may be freely movable, which implies benign behavior
  • May be fixed to skin or body wall, which implies malignant behavior or cancer"


10/30/2013: Karrie from Gastonia N.c: "My jack Russell has cancer. How can I try to cure him? He is only 5 years old"

10/30/2013: Theresa from Mpls., Mn replies: "Hey Karrie!

What kind of cancer does your JR have? What did the vet diagnose?"

10/31/2013: Dennis from Mississippi replies: "Magic Milk "Tonic"

Tumeric powder, Curry Powder and Ginger root powder are proven herbal cancer fighters.Especially they are when combined.

(i know folks like to push the expensive stuff over the internet but that aint necessary)

I simply use Mccormicks brand off the grocery shelf with great success for ailments from A-Z....I make a tonic I call magic milk and yes I would not hesitate to give this to my dog every day or so if he or she had cancer...

My recipe goes like this:

1-cup/ 8oz of milk (warm is mighty good)

1/4 tsp of Curry powder

1/4 tsp Tumeric powder (optional because curry is derived from tumeric) but using both is a good thing.

1/4 tsp Ginger root powder

If he/she does not accept it/add extra milk with some table scraps or favorite food or snack and cut back on the ginger root some what.

May also be sweetened to taste..

This stuff is powerful

  • Analgesic (pain fighting);
  • Antibacterial;
  • Anti-inflammatory;
  • Anti-oxidant;
  • Antiseptic;
  • Anti-tumour agent (anti-carcinogen);

Best of Wishes. Lord Bless You & Yours!"

10/12/2013: Carol from Bexhill Sussex Uk: "Hi, I am in UK, I dont know where u are.

My daughter's cat 10 yrs old has a tumour hard in baggy skin area underneath her coat, in region of nipples. Been to vet but the treatment offered will be conventional - want natural. So can u advise what could be done to help, limited natural help for cats in uk. Thanks, carol"

03/30/2013: Mary from Conroe, Tx: "My 13y/o Golden has had an open red tumor looking lump on his face. It is about the size of a golf ball. My husband and I are older and disabled and have little money. We can't afford vets and don't know what to do. He doesn't seem to be in pain and it has not affected his eating or play, but it is huge and growing. Please help us. Mary"

01/29/2013: Angelfarmthunder from Belknap, Illinois, U.S.A.: "I have a twelve year old cat I love very much. She has had sinus problems for years and has been treated by our vet for allergies, (antibiotics, steroids ect, diet change). The vet now thinks she has a nasal polyp. We have scheduled surgery on wednesday (2 days from now). She has lost approx 1/4 of her body weight in the last 6 months and has a hard time eating. There is yellowish pus and twice blood coming from one side of her nose. I do not feel good about the vet we have to go to for surgery and it is very expensive. I have a feral rescue here and the money is needed elsewhere but Pepper Cat comes first. What advice can you give me? What holistic remedies can help her now or after surgery? I would like to have an alternative in mind if they say they can do no more for her. Any last minute preventative measures before anesthesia- or after? Thank you so much... wish I found Earth Clinic sooner."

12/18/2012: Momof3 from Valdosta, Ga: "This question is for Ted or anyone else that can provide assistance. I have an 8 yo domestic short hair that has been troubled with vomiting for many months. It has been determined that she has a tumor in her stomach but we don't have the biopsy results yet. I see a lot of input for treatment of tumors in dogs but know if it's readily transferable to cats. I don't want to cause any more damage than she's already enduring. I don't know if the plan is to remove the tumor or try to shrink it through meds. I'll meet with her doctor today. I'm looking for any wisdom for what I can/should be doing other than sitting and waiting. I watched the destruction chemo unloaded on my mother whom we lost in Jan. I want to take a more natural/holistic approach to healing in place of, or in conjunction with, traditional treatment. I'm all ears. Thanks in advance."

12/18/2012: Darren from Long Beach, Ca: "Can you recommend and product or black salve pehaps that dissolves growing tumors (or could be sarcoids?) in dogs thx"

11/20/2012: Prm from Garden Grove, Ca, Usa: "I have an active almost 13 year old Ragdoll cat who is in good health except for a growth between the pads on his back foot. He had a smaller one on his front paw last year that the vet removed. Because of his age (and my lack of funds, being a retired lady living on a fixed income) I declined to have it biopsed. The new growth is growing from between his pads, is pink and reminds me of a small grape. It has a thin black vein-like line running from the pad and up along the growth, ending in a tiny black dot closer to the center of it. I'm hoping that someone knows what this is, and if there is a natural remedy of some kind that might eliminate it without him having to have surgery again. Any suggestions?"

10/31/2012: Isabelle from Garden Grove, Ca: "hello! This is a question for Ted. Dear Ted please help me to heal my dog she had a biopsy: MICROSCOPIC FINDINGS: MYXOSARCOMA, WELL DIFFERENTIATED, LOW-GRADE. I rescued her in june from the pound and since then I am giving her turmeric, sea salt in the water one drop of lugol, vitamins b, a pinch of c ascorbic with a pinch of bicarbonate and probiotic. All her infections and inflamation in her ears are gone. Now we have to deal with the tumor that was mostly removed from her periannal area. I am not going to go allopatic.. The anestesia was already a lot on her system, now I need to repair. I am a retired nurse an I will follow your suggestions to the letter. Thank you in advance. In a few days I am going to reactivate my old pay pal acc to thank you. I am always very grateful for all your help. Take good care of yourself too!"

09/08/2012: Andrew from Warren, N.j., U.s.a.: "Hi All, what a wonderful site! Ive posted years ago for myself and my Akita/malamute, now 10. 5 yrs and we are both on Apple Cider Vinegar for life, now 5yrs. It cured my dogs uti in 2 days. Thank you so much.

My question is now my dog has a "mass" issue where the gum on the bottom front teeth is growing over the teeth. I have taken him to the U of Phili vet school and a 2 local oral vets. They all say it may not be cancerous but it appears to be a fast growing tumor, and should be cut out and down into the gum/jaw. It will continue to "invade" other teeth, and expand under the gum line. I have seen it getting larger, over the last 3 months, (3/4-1 inch exposed), now the gum, which isnt discolored or bothersome, will eventually make it hard for him to eat and just expand. They all want $2500.00 prices to remove the teeth in front and whatever else below gumline.

The dog is approaching 11 years old and Im totally maxed out on credit cards. I feed him blue buffallo, and he gets a capful of acv, and now tons of fish oil caps, (5) along with vitamins. Obvioulsy, I cant apply anything topically. He has hypothyroid and his beautiful luxerious white mane is 60% gone, w/rat tail. Im not concerned with that( esthetics), but more about the tumor growing in his mouth. The Drs. all threw some fancy jargon about what kind of tumor it might be, which I cant pronounce. I had a chest xray done to be sure nothing had spread to his lungs, (ok) so for now we are calling it non cancerous. Does anyone have a natural option? Herbal? I really have to weigh out the age of the dog, the money, which I would have to borrow, ( I cant even pay my irs bill this year!) of an otherwise healthy, very mobile, sweetheart of a dog.

thanks to Ted and the great folks at Earthclinic- I tell everyone about this site and its "angels",

best to all, Andrew"

09/09/2012: Wendy from Columbus, Oh/USA replies: "You might try adding turmeric to your dog's food. When my dog had a cyst on the inside of her leg (due to her compromised immune system and having IMHA), the cyst grew to about the size of a 50-cent piece and was pretty ugly. I started adding turmeric to her food and in about 2 weeks the cyst was completely gone; no redness, nothing.

Take a look at this EC link for more info: http://www.earthclinic.com/pets/turmeric.html"

08/21/2012: Renee from Orlando/ft. Pierce, Florida: "My dog had a benign tumor removed a year ago from his upper gum line. A year later it returned. My 10 1/2 year old black lab does have other fatty tumors on him. He eats grain free, and some raw food. I am trying to make the tumor shrink. Surgery at this point it not an option, and I don't like radiation or chemo at all. So holistic is best. I have him on Sutherlandia OPC (South Africa plant) that shrinks tumor, but it takes a while, and Insitol 6, which is a high immune booster, both twice a day, liquid and capsule for the latter. Now I was told I should add in shark cartilage powder. People tell me it has shrunk their dogs tumor down. If you have any information or suggestions on this please let me know! Only two months into this. Can I use Castor Oil in my dogs mouth? I heard it helps too. Help! Thanks, Renee"

07/04/2012: Longshot from Niagara Falls, On, Canada: "My shitzu has an extremely large lump on her chest. I believe in one of her mammary glands.

I have been putting castor oil on it, and lately it has been bleeding a lot but I don't know if this is due to the castor oil and is normal or due to the tightness of the area and her scratching,

She has also lost a significant amount of weight.

I have several questions because it's breaking my heart but I really can't afford like $600 to get it removed right now. I just need something to help in the mean time.

My first question is am I putting the castor oil on right? I soak a cotton ball an apply it thickly all over the lump and cover it and then I unwrap it during the day so it can breathe and cover it again in the evening. What should happen while using it?

Second, how and what should I apply to it when I'm cleaning it so ensure it doesn't get infected? That's the last thing she needs. Right now I clean it with a warm wet cloth and put an antiseptic (cream form so it doesn't burn) on it and then castor oil around the rest of the lump an bandage it.. It's also in a really hard spot so if anyone has a better idea on how I cover it that would be great lol

Three, is there anything I can give her internally as well? Ive heard of essaic tea but Nothing else. How much would I give her of that? She's a typical sized shitzu

And lastly is there any special diet I can put her on to give her some weight back?

If anyone could please email me at alybeswick(at)hotmail. com with answers to ANY or all of my questions I'd really really appreciate it."

06/21/2012: Sophia from Burbank, Ca: "My 12 year old Golden Lab has been experiencing short spurts of difficult breathing late at night. I took him to the vet, and he told me that there seems to be a mass that he could feel midway along the right side of his neck. It doesn't stand out, you have to press in on neck muscle in order to feel it. There seems to be another one along his hip as well (feels kind of fatty when I press in on his hip), but again, it doesn't stand out. He recommended $500.00 worth of x-rays for starters before taking a biopsy. I can already see where this is going, and am trying to find some holistic or home remedies that may make a difference in my dog's overall health. I would like to know more about the use of tumeric, casteroil compresses, and the Budwig Diet. If anyone out there has a success story or two they could share, it would be seriously, and most greatly appreciated. Thanks! Sophia"

06/12/2012: Joan from Cadiz, Spain: "There is some fantastic information on how to treat Tumours in dogs but is there anyone with any advice on Brain Tumours - Dogs. Fingers crossed."

06/18/2012: Nh Gardener from Sanbornton, Nh, Usa replies: "Joan from Cadiz, Spain re. Brain tumors in dogs--If it were my dog I'd give him/her food grade diatomaceous earth (DE) in dampened food, starting with 1 tsp. Once a day, increasing to 1 to 2 tsps. 2 X/day, depending on size. DE absorbs and eliminates toxins from body, so it may help. Check internet for sources. I'd give 1 tsp. gently melted coconut oil once a day, increasing to 2 X/day. And I'd give him the Budwig oil-protein mixture of flax oil/cottage cheese 2 X/day, following instructions on internet for mixing (it's twice as much quark or org. Lowfat cottage cheese as flax oil, emulsified together). I'd give the website, but I'm not sure we're allowed to do that on Earth Clinic. Good luck."

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