My dog of 7 years, Pippie, developed a tumor back in July of 2011. We had it removed in September 2011. Once removed it clustered into numerous tumors around the surgery line. At this point we knew she had mast cell tumors. The first surgery didn't remove all the cancer, this new cluster of tumors spread fast and moved into her lymph node. We have removed the tumors on the skin along with the affected lymph node and she is currently going thru radiation treatments. Once radiation is complete she will start Chemo next week.
I just learned about turmeric and Curcumin and found a dog food that contains turmeric (Solid Gold). I've started to feed her this food and have high hopes that it will prevent any other tumors from forming. My concern is how much turmeric is in this dog food. Is it enough? Since the tumor made it to her lymph nodes, the cancer cells could have traveled anyway. I wonder if I should take her off the dog food and give her a manual dose.
My 'peaches & cream' cat, Jasper, has just been diagnosed with skin cancer on one of his eye lids. I've begun painting the area with turmeric & aloe (from my garden) with a make-up brush. I am adding turmeric to his food (1/4 tsp. 2x a day). Will let you know how this goes, but so far, so good!
My female 7 year old Doberman, Lexi, developed a huge lump, almost over night, above wrist on front leg. Jan. 21 Oncologist diagnosed her with Osteosarcoma. Amputation was recommended and chemo as this is an aggressive, fast spreading cancer. I chose not to do that.
I started her that day on a shot of Immunocidin which is fairly new at $250 a shot which is given every two weeks. I also started her on Intravenous Vitamin C therapy which she goes to office for about 4 hours at a time twice a week but you must have one day in between. Shots are $75.
Lexi is also on Myforte Mushrooms from the vet as well as Conc Statis and Bone Stasis Herbs 2 x a day. I also started her on Budwig, Baking Soda/Pure Maple Syrup, Essiac powder, Artemsinin and Butyrex. She has been raw fed since a puppy but I am now making her fresh veggie soup as well so I can add garlic, ginger, vit d, the chinese herbs, and probiotics. I also soak her leg daily in warm water with magnesium chloride flakes, baking soda and epsom salts with tumeric then wrap the tumor with Vit. E oil with the chinese herbs.
I gave the Oncologist of a list of all products I found on dog cancer sites and she dismissed all of them except the Artemesinin, Essiac and Butryex. She also told me to stop the Budwig and the Baking Soda/Pure Maple Syrup. The one conflicts with Vitamin C therapy and the other was heavy sugar which feeds the tumor.
Has anyone tried the Immunocidin or the Vitamin C therapies and had any success without amputation. So far, for Lexi, the tumor has not grown, but has not shrunk either which I was told it will not as it has been infiltrated by the cancer. The xrays showed no mets in lungs so we caught this early and I want to keep it that way as long as I can.
Please advise if success with any of the oncology treatments versus amputation.
Thanks! Patti and Lexi