Overall, chemotherapy in dogs is well tolerated, with minimal side effects.
Chemotherapy is very effective for dogs with osteosarcoma to delay metastasis. Compared to treating with amputation alone, chemo more than doubles median survival times.
Full article Dog Cancer Blog: Chemotherapy for Osteosarcoma
Filed under: Bone cancer, Cancer, Cancer treatment, Chemotherapy
In well-selected cases, these localized chemotherapies have shown promise. Although cases are infrequent, such therapies could benefit certain patients, especially when standard treatments are not an option.
intracavitary - within a cavity or space, such as the abdomen, pelvis, or chest
intralesional – within a cancerous area
Full article dvm360: Intracavitary and Intralesional Chemotherapy
Filed under: Cancer treatment, Chemotherapy
One of the best reports was on rats with prostate cancers in their shin bone (tibia). It showed that electroacupuncture of the point GB30 (Huantiao), decreased the levels of a couple of pain-producing chemical signals surrounding the spinal cord. This point is right above and tail-side of the hip joint. The chemical signals affected are preprodynorphin and dynorphin.
Full article: Some Science Behind Acupuncture for Cancer Pain
Filed under: Acupuncture
February 18, 2012 • 5:04 am
Seattle scientists have shown that artemisinin, a compound extracted from the wormwood plant seeks out and destroys many types of cancer cells, while leaving healthy cells unscathed.
Full article Dogs Naturally magazine: Artemisinin And Canine Cancer
Targeted treatment of cancer with artemisinin and artemisinin-tagged iron-carrying compounds
Filed under: Artemisinin
November 4, 2011 • 12:19 am
Mushrooms are miniature pharmaceutical factories. They provide all these benefits, and they are not drugs. These are ‘functional foods’ and/or ‘dietary ingredients,’ which help support the immune system on a fundamental, multi-factorial level.
Read more at TheHuffingtonPost: Can Mushrooms Help the Immune System Fight Cancer? Interview With Paul Stamets, Mycologist
Filed under: Alternative cancer therapies, Cancer treatment, Mushrooms
October 31, 2011 • 10:52 pm
Team up with an integrative/holistic veterinarian.
Some of the alternative cancer therapies are:
- IV Antioxidant Therapy
- Poly-MVA Therapy
- Ozone Therapy
Read more at Mercola.com: Using Alternative Therapies to Fight Cancer
Filed under: Alternative cancer therapies, Cancer treatment
October 21, 2011 • 9:14 pm
An experimental vaccine developed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine shows an increase in survival time for dogs with spontaneous non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
The work shows for the first time the feasibility and therapeutic efficacy of this alternative cell-based vaccine.
Read more at Science Daily: Efficacy of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Vaccine Demonstrated in Dogs
Filed under: Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma vaccine
October 14, 2011 • 12:58 am
Cortisone drugs have their place in cancer medicine. The side effects that are seen with cortisone use are rarely life threatening, while systemic cancer is always life threatening.
Read more at Dog Cancer Vet: Prednisone for Dog Cancer
Filed under: Cancer treatment, Corticosteroids, Prednisone
September 20, 2011 • 8:00 pm
Now, this is the kind of cancer treatment that makes sense to me.
A cancer vaccine using CpG (cytosine and guanine) and lysate has been created to treat glioblastoma brain cancer.
Therapies known as cancer vaccines target tumors that do not respond to chemotherapy techniques. Cancer vaccines target specific antigens expressed by tumor cells and elicit an anti-tumor immune response from dendritic cells to kill the tumor.
Read more at University of Minnesota: Treating Glioblastoma and Brain Cancer with Cancer Vaccines
Piper, a 14-year-old golden retriever received her final cancer vaccine at the University of Minnesota’s small animal clinic on Monday.
Piper is one of 60 dogs being treated with an experimental vaccine made from her own cancer cells. The vaccine trains Piper’s immune system to attack the tumor. One of the first dogs to try this was Batman, a shepherd mix, three years ago.
Read more at Kare: Cancer study dog meets human patient receiving same vaccine
Filed under: Brain cancer, Cancer vaccine, Glioblastoma