My dog contracted lymphatic leukemia. I went to the vet and she put him on a course of 4 rotating treatments with one week off for 4 months. He wasn't getting any better.
Right from the start I researched alternative cures to supplement his treatments but I'll get to those specifics later. I ran across information that ginger reactivates the mitochondria which shuts down in many forms of cancer. This controls the life cycle of the cell. When they're reactivated the infected cells that were supposed to have died off had they been healthy essentially commit suicide. This only affects the cancerous cells.
I was familiar with this from DiChloroAcetate, a generic drug now being researched at the University of Alberta with significant results on a variety of cancers. The problem with this was it's fatal to dogs.
I started grating ginger into his food twice a day, about an inch of fresh ginger at a time. Within 3 weeks he was clear of cancer. The vet was amazed. Previously she had not been into alternative treatments. Now she uses this and has included others that have been effective on this and other cancers.
Along the way I was giving him a variety of anti oxidants, mostly amino acids. Dylan never appeared sick. The only reason I found out were the lumps on this throat. Amino acids are the building blocks of the body so they helped keep him strong. The anti oxidants in them helped restrain the spread of the cancer.
The doctor said Dylan should have died 4 times and considered him a miracle dog. I credit the antioxidants for having kept him alive until I found the ginger.
Dylan's picture is now displayed prominantly on the wall of the veterinarians office and he's become something of a legend but he was always that way. He was a celebrity back when I lived in NYC. I couldn't walk him a block without someone asking about this big gorgeous giant schnauzer. Soon people were coming up to me asking if this was Dylan. He was known by name throughout the neighborhood by people who'd never met him. He was just a wonderful dog.
Unfortunately, I didn't keep him on the regimen. It seems theres often a reaction to chemo where after the cancer goes away it will come back later as a super cancer. It came on too fast and too strong.
The lesson is, even after you beat the cancer, keep treating it for at least several more months, particularly after chemotherapy.