Tumor and Cyst Remedies

Last Modified on Oct 20, 2014

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Posted by Tish T. (Sonoma, CA) on 09/27/2014

I am fostering a 6 year old male Chocolate Lab. He came to me with a tumor hanging off his hind quarter the size of a grapefruit. I raised enough money to have the surgery for what the vet thought was a "fatty tumor" boy was he wrong. It was a mass cell tumor and he thought he got it all, but the surgery was 3 weeks ago and his leg keeps swelling up and he's been on 2 rounds of prednisone, benadryl every 8 hours and 3 rounds of antibiotics. Another vet thinks that the surgery stirred up another tumor that was unknowingly present. They are recommending amputation (with no guarantees), putting him down, or just letting him hang out until he's uncomfortable and then putting him down. I am determined to prove them wrong and to have him here for a very long time. Any ideas or information is welcomed. I understand tumeric, castor oil, black strap molasses. Do I do all 3? Do I give it to him orally or topically? He's roughly 75 lbs so what would an appropriate dosage be and how often and for how long? Forever?

Posted by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
654 Posts
Hey Tish!

Sorry to hear about your lab and glad you are determined to prove the vets wrong! :-)

I have no direct advice other than to read the *entire* section on tumors and cysts in its entirety. Also read the cancer pages in their entirety. The information is not always in perfect order and gems of wisdom are tucked in here and there so the only way to get all the information is to read each applicable section in its entirety.

And, we do have some contributors with much experience using Essiac and turmeric, and I know they will be adding their advice when they can.

Posted by Om
Hope Bc Canada
Hello Tish ----- externally you can indeed use castor oil and turmeric. But obtain ESSIAC tea herbs. The four herb with all the roots from ESSIAC WEST online.

In the included instruction booklet page 8, fourth para., to begin with, Use half a tsp. of the concoction twice a day always on empty stomach and do not feed for an hour. Throw away the useless chemicals. They would confuse the body intelligence and make healing more difficult. Increase the dosage to about a tablespoon, but slowly. If his behaviour is odd, do only once day and slightly less, to resume more when it seems o.k.

Blackstrap molasses is good daily diluted so his teeth are not affected. Do not throw away the sludge from the concoction, include small amounts in the food. Feed only organic if you can and raw processes veggies. Plus coconut oil with turmeric combined. Tumors often increase in size before they disappear, so do not panic. Turmeric dosage one half tsp. mixed in the coconut oil for good absorption.

Namaste, Om

Posted by Lorry (Bronx, NY) on 09/14/2014

Hello, I was praying for God to guide me to some useful information for my dog, recently my 19 pound yorkie has been growing I guess what appear to be tumors...well to make a long story short, I am unemployed and have been struggling with my own finances and unable to keep up with my dogs medical conditions.

I just took him to the groomer since he looked like a wolf and finally got him a hair cut, ok so the bump was under the tail and apparently the groomer must have hurt him, the next day the tumor was bleeding and popped a bit. I ran to take the dog to the vet with help from my family. We paid for that service, so the vet just put an iv since I had put zinc on him. Anyway, the vet said he has tumors and has not been nutured so the cost just for all this would be close to 2,000. I came across this site and saw info for turmeric and castor oil. He has not been drinking much water but I'm giving him lil bits of milk, gave him some turmeric with lil bit of food and I have some amoxicillin?

Can someone guide me as how to try and bandage the dogs back side? do you think the amoxicillin sprinkled in the food would be ok? I am desperate and trying to save my yorkie's life, please advise.

Posted by Om
Hope Bc Canada
Hello, Lorrie (Bronx, NY) ----Mix generous amount of turmeric with equal amount of cold pressed castor oil and apply. Make a collar for your dog so he won't take it off. Take an old knee sock and experiment how to shape it and fix it to the collar whatever will work.

Do not use amoxylin as it will damage the immune system when he needs it most.

If you can get ESSIAC herbs, four herb, with all the roots. Even a small quantity can be what he needs. Start with 1/2 tsp. according to page 8, fourth para. in the instructions.

for this contact Essiac west online. Do not panic; you can do better than the vets who are only doing business with bodies.

Examine his food and give lots of minced veggies, esp. carrots organic. Milk is not recommended. Barley groats, buckwheat, millet are good with only small amounts of chicken, no beef. Give turmeric and vit C in his food and coconut oil.

Get going and keep us posted.

Namaste Om

Posted by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
654 Posts
Hey Lorry!

What did the vet say as to the nature of the tumours? Were they benign fatty tumours or malignant/cancerous tumours?

How old is your dog? It does seem many vets push for neutering when the situation simply does not warrant it.

I know Om has posted some good advice to you so I do not have anything to add treatment wise, but you paid good money to this vet and you really need to have the answer to the question: did the tumours appear benign or malignant.

Posted by Teresa (Acworth, Ga) on 08/03/2014

14 yr old husky with cancerous tumor at base of his tail, size of a tennis ball. It has terrible fissures on it that are oozing and awful smell. He is on cephlexin 500 2x daily for over a month & tramadol for pain, the antibiotic has not helped the secondary infection. Any advice for holistic treatment would be appreciated.

Posted by Anne (Tornio, Finland) on 07/24/2014

My 17 years old girl cat has now for the second time meningioma on her brain. First time it was removed and everything was ok. It was 2 and half years ago. But now it's back and bigger. It can't be operation. There is also swelling. Before this "see a doctor time", I have tried to turmeric with black pepper and coconut oil, but it comes out with spittle. Some days now I have given her colostrum, but does that really work since she is a cat and there is also some milk sugar. Sugar is bad when have a cancer. Also reishi and spirulina and some others, but I really don`t know dosage and should it be given empty or full stomach, before or after food. What time of the day. I have started to give raw food to her but don't know where she could get some fiber that she needs to go to the toilet. There can be something there also, since toilet visits are not so often, like 4 days between each other. I have given her for animals of lactic acid bacteria course. I also started 2 days ago to give her the filtered water. What can I do beside give a lot of love and going out with her :) Is there something that really works.. can I really give something like apple cider vinegar or baking soda etc. Thank You all :)

Posted by Brandyn (Elizabethtown, Kentucky) on 06/18/2014

Hey ive been reading on things here. My dog Buster has a tumor in his throat and its pushing on his esophagus causing him pain to swallow anything and causing him to have a little trouple breathing. I took him to the vet 3 times in the past week and since he won't eat the vet recommends putting him down. But I just can't do that if he's not in pain. Umm he's 13 years old. What should I do? I went and bought a thing of ground tumeric. Should I mix it with his water a couple times a day. I'm also looking for the essiac tea but i'm having trouble finding it. If you could tell me what I should try it would be awesome. I love the little guy and don't want to put him down. He's a shih tzu and weighs 22 lbs. Thank you so much. please let me know. Thank you so much.

Posted by Om
Hope, Bc. Canada
Look for ESSIAC official website and do google search. Smooth a mixture of turmeric and castor oil externally on the site. Feed blended vegs and loads of vit. C . Feed large tbsp. coconut oil.

Get the Essiac. Namaste, Om

Posted by John (Mansfield, Massachussetts) on 06/18/2014

I have a 12 year old Irish Setter which has just been diagnosed with bone cancer in her left hind leg around the knee area. I was wondering if anyone has had this same type of cancer with their dog and what was done to shrink the tumor. Amputation is not really an option. I could really use some help on this.

John - Mansfield

Posted by Guinea Pigs (Sydney, AU) on 05/24/2014

Hi my guinea pig is about 4 years old and has a pink tumor on her back that is the size of a small marble. I am desperate and need to know if there is anything I could do. Please help me

Posted by Om
Hope, Bc. Canada
Guinea Pigs from Sidney, AU --- from Om

In one of my previous posts I mentioned that my dog was growing a small tumor in his ear flap. I applied just a couple of drops of turpentine and the thing opened up with a tiny amount of blood and began to shrink. In three days the thing was flush with the rest of the skin and, weeks later, is gone.

Another option I always keep in mind is turmeric with castor oil. See what works. Namaste, Om

Posted by Wendy (Ontario, Canada ) on 05/19/2014

I am looking to find a source for cannibas oil as I have heard excellent results for tumours and growths.i am in ontario canada holisticparents2 at rocketmail dot com if anyone can point me in the right direction ?

Ive been at this for over a month - using in large doses msm, sodium ascorbate, curcumin, flax oil and cottage cheese, DE and living clay. I've been using off and on topically: apple cider vinegar, castor oil, sacred frankincense, oilnof oregano , purification, cayenne powder , living clay, turmeric powder, h202, lugols iodine , DMSO , colloidal silver to try and keep infection at bay - I finally put a cone on her head so she can't reach it - as she's been after it so much it's bleeding and now it's bigger - now inch and a half in circumference maybe :-( BUT the center is now gone from it After the Lugol's/acv and DMSO - Like a nasty crater. I have tried desperately to get a high Guass magnet on it round the clock but it's impossible to keep bandaged as it's on her leg at the bigger part so everything just slides off no matter how tight I make the bandage arggggg!!! High Guass magnet works for everything - moles, bug and spider bites, infection, swelling omg they are amazing etc but I can't find a way to do it :-(

at first I suspected sabaceous cyst that ruptured but it looks more like a carcinoma - she is old, does have other sabaceous cysts under her skin which the high dose msm seems to have brought to the surface - since she might not survive the anesthesia for surgery I decided to see what if I can manage it. A friend had the same thing happen and their dog DID have the surgery and a month later it still hadn't healed soooo I figure I'm at home all day anyhow I can just keep dosing her! A spin off is she now acts like a puppy lol and goes for walks , and can now shake! A year or two ago we realized she couldn't shake anymore when she got wet - now she can!! :-) if anyone has anything else to add I'd live to hear it or a way to splint the leg so I can get the magnet on it ? If I could find cannibas oil I'd love to give that a go too!!!

Posted by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
654 Posts
Hey Wendy!

No help with canabis oil, however an idea for the magnet. Try sports wrap - its a bit lighter than an ace bandage, and adheres to itself. Sports wrap should keep that magnet on your dog's leg.

Posted by Tiffyb1414 (Durant, Ok) on 04/25/2014

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.

Posted by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
654 Posts
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.

Posted by Slavcho (Sofia, Bulgaria, Bulgaria) on 03/26/2014


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...

Posted by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
654 Posts
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"


Posted by Karrie (Gastonia N.c) on 10/30/2013

My jack Russell has cancer. How can I try to cure him? He is only 5 years old

Posted by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
654 Posts
Hey Karrie!

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

Posted by Dennis
3 Posts
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!

Posted by Carol (Bexhill Sussex Uk) on 10/12/2013

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

Posted by Mary (Conroe, Tx) on 03/30/2013

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

Posted by Angelfarmthunder (Belknap, Illinois, U.S.A.) on 01/29/2013

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.

Posted by Momof3 (Valdosta, Ga) on 12/18/2012

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.

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