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Featuring Demian Dressler, DVM and Sue Ettinger, DVM, Dip. ACVIM (Oncology), authors of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide

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My Dog Has Osteosarcoma: Should I Allow Amputation?

osteosarcoma chapter in The Dog Cancer Survival Guide. But beyond the conventional tools, many osteosarcoma clients have seen benefits with modification of diet, lifestyle, life quality boosting and addition of…

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Collection: Articles | Cancer Type | Full Spectrum Cancer Care Step 1: Conventional Treatments | Osteosarcoma | Surgery

Osteosarcoma Part One

…let’s get background info out of the way. Which bones are most common to develop osteosarcoma? Osteosarcoma can develop in any bone in the body, but three-quarters develop in the…

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Osteosarcoma and Amputation: myths and facts

In my last blog, I gave my recommendations about osteosarcoma (OSA) work up. Now it’s time to talk about treatment. Conventional treatment for OSA targets: The primary tumor with local…

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DogCancer.TV: Osteosarcoma – What You Need to Know About Your Dog’s Bone Cancer

…Approach to treatment of osteosarcoma in dogs. Watch this informative video. Transcript of: Osteosarcoma – What You Need to Know About Your Dog’s Bone Cancer James Jacobson: One of the…

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Checking Your Dog’s Legs for Signs of Osteosarcoma

…on amputation and osteosarcoma that you may want to check out. Here are the links: https://www.dogcancerblog.com/topics/amputation/ and https://www.dogcancerblog.com/collection/articles/cancer-type/osteosarcoma/ Dr. Sue, an oncologist and the co-author of the Dog Cancer Survival…

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Collection: Articles | Cancer Type | Diagnosis | Found a Bump/Lump on My Dog | Managing Pain | Osteosarcoma

Chemotherapy for Osteosarcoma

How do we utilize chemotherapy to fight osteosarcoma? In my last two posts about osteosarcoma (OSA), we discussed treatments that address the tumor affecting the bone. We discussed amputation, Stereotactic…

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Collection: Articles | Cancer Type | Chemotherapy | Choosing Treatments with Confidence | Full Spectrum Cancer Care | Full Spectrum Cancer Care Step 1: Conventional Treatments | Osteosarcoma

Osteosarcoma: when amputation is not an option

Is there an alternative to amputation for your dog’s osteosarcoma? In my most recent blog, we discussed amputation for limb osteosarcoma (OSA), the most common local treatment for the primary…

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Dr. Sue’s Recommended Tests for Osteosarcoma Diagnosis and Work up (pre-surgical biopsy optional)

As I discussed in the previous blog, the first sign of osteosarcoma (OSA) that a pet Guardian sees is usually limping, or refusing to put weight on the leg involved….

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Osteosarcoma: when amputation is not an option, part 2

What are the alternatives to amputation for canine osteosarcoma? In my last post, I went through some “alternatives-to-amputation,” including palliative radiation and limb-spare surgery. Now we will review stereotactic radiosurgery….

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Osteosarcoma, Cisplatin and Magnesium

…Cisplatin is one of the most common cancer medications used in dogs, most commonly for the bone cancer osteosarcoma. Like most chemotherapy medications, there is toxicity to consider, and with…

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Collection: Articles | Cancer Type | Chemotherapy | Full Spectrum Cancer Care | Full Spectrum Cancer Care Step 1: Conventional Treatments | Full Spectrum Cancer Care Step 2: Nutraceuticals | Full Spectrum Cancer Care Step 4: The Dog Cancer Diet | Osteosarcoma

Dog Cancer and the Malaria Drug Artemisinin

Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) Melanoma Breast cancer Rectal Cancer Prostate cancer Kidney cancer For dogs and owners battling osteosarcoma, anything that might help is welcome! Many of the artemisinin studies have…

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What’s My Dog’s Prognosis? When to “Believe” Numbers You Hear from Your Vet

…recommendations. Let’s look at a couple of real-life cases now. These two cases that involve bone cancer, specifically osteosarcoma. (Osteosarcoma is the most common bone tumor — 85% of dogs…

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Your Comments, Please

…removed(osteosarcoma). The xrays showed it was just in and around the knee area,so as I mentioned before we are praying that it was caught in time. Thank you again,your cancer…

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Dog Cancer and the Malaria Drug Artemisinin, Part 2

…in dog cancer treatment. It has caught on in bone cancer care for dogs (osteosarcoma). In the last post we summarized some mechanisms where artemisinin may help with several different…

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Collection: Articles | Cancer Type | Full Spectrum Cancer Care | Full Spectrum Cancer Care Step 2: Nutraceuticals | Osteosarcoma

Fantastic fungus and dog cancer..medicinal mushrooms!?

…on their supplement, he is possibly most impressed with the effects of these products for dogs with osteosarcoma. Most of the whole mushrooms have an antioxidant effect, which may interfere…

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Collection: Articles | Full Spectrum Cancer Care | Full Spectrum Cancer Care Step 3: Immune Supplements and Anti-Metastatic Supplements

Things You Need To Know About Radiation for Dog Cancer

…with cases of osteosarcoma (bone cancer), bladder tumors, and connective tissue tumors. Take home message? Radiation is not a minor therapy. Consider it carefully. Be advised if you have a…

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To Chemo or Not To Chemo?

…lines of, “Yes, this is surprising. Whatever is happening with this osteosarcoma, it’s not typical. But we know how osteosarcomas procede. There’s no point in going further to establish for…

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How Do We Tell If A Loved Dog Is In Pain?

osteosarcomas ready-to-rupture hemangiosarcomas very inflamed mast cell tumors solid tissue sarcomas that are about to split larger bladder tumors, usually transitional cell carcinomas I would like to share with you…

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Treatment Plan Analysis in Real Life

…what is called a sunburst pattern. This means that the bone expands and looks mottled and proliferative. A sunburst pattern is usually caused by canine osteosarcoma, the most common cancer…

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Bone Tumors and Doxcycline

Osteosarcoma, and other types of canine bone cancer, can be especially hard for a dog lover to cope with. Not only are most of these cancers very malignant, but often…

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My Experience with CyberKnife RadioSurgery

…the patient, or when surgery is refused (like an amputation for bone osteosarcoma). CyberKnife can also be used if conventional radiation has failed. So what tumors have we treated and…

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Signs of Cancer in Dogs

…is happening. For example, a bone tumor (osteosarcoma) might cause a limp, or a bladder tumor (transitional cell carcinoma) might cause straining to urinate, blood in urine, or urinating small…

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Collection: Articles | Cancer Type | Found a Bump/Lump on My Dog | Hemangiosarcoma | Mast Cell Tumors | Melanoma | Osteosarcoma | Transitional Cell Carcinoma

Magnesium and Dog Cancer

…in common chemo treatments, most frequently for dogs with osteosarcoma. A strange twist in the magnesium story is that excessive magnesium in the body can increase the odds of cancer…

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Keep Yourself and Your Dogs Safe with Palladia

…osteogenic sarcoma, telangiectatic subtype in his left hindlimb, proximal tibia. While wating for the appointment with the oncologyst it fractured and had an amputation. The osteosarcoma developed just beneath the…

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Chubby Golden Retriever Has Less Cancer Protection

…Goldens are due to cancer. This is the effect of breeding over many generations. Very, very scary stats if you own a Golden Retriever. Lymphosarcoma (a white cell cancer), osteosarcoma

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Dr. Dressler: an Introduction to The Dog Cancer Vet

…and forth to loosen my neck. “The area of bone I showed you on the X-ray does not look good. It’s a cancer named osteosarcoma.” Glenda looked like she’d been…

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Uncommon Tumors: Primary Lung Tumors, Part 1

Why are primary lung tumors rare in dog cancer? As a boarded oncologist, I see not only the common cancers in dogs like lymphoma, mast cell tumors, osteosarcomas, hemangiosarcomas, and…

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Collection: Articles | Cancer Causes | Cancer Type | Diagnosis | Full Spectrum Cancer Care Step 1: Conventional Treatments | Osteosarcoma | Prognosis | Transitional Cell Carcinoma

Pain in Dog Cancer and Life Quality

…by no means strait forward. There are different kinds of pain. Sometimes dull, throbbing pain happens in cancers like osteosarcoma (bone cancer). Severe pain in the abdomen can occur with…

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Collection: Articles | Cancer Type | Full Spectrum Cancer Care | Full Spectrum Cancer Care Step 5: Brain Chemistry Modification | Hemangiosarcoma | Life Quality | Managing Pain | Mast Cell Tumors | Osteosarcoma | Transitional Cell Carcinoma

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