Full Spectrum Cancer Care is a way of thinking about treatment for a disease that goes beyond what is conventional. This idea was put forth to try to help normal people get an edge on canine cancer. When we are faced with a problem that lacks real solutions, it is time to start thinking outside the box. We critically examine all possibilities, avoiding personal bias, to capitalize on what helps.
One of the most interesting examples of Full Spectrum Cancer Care is Neoplasene, a product that was developed by Dr. Terrance Fox. Is he an oncologist? In other words, is his focus on conventional chemotherapy, surgery or radiation? Nope.
The Full Spectrum Approach includes oncology, but also encompasses other options in our war against cancer. In spite of all of the research, cancer has proved to be more than formidable thus far. Hence, we need people like Terrance Fox to help us make sideways steps in treatment evolution. Instead of relentless forging down rabbit holes, vectoring laterally can be a wise option before advancing.
Dr. Fox is one of those whose prime motive is results, and results now. Using this precept, he put Neoplasene together.
What is this stuff, anyway?
Neoplasene comes in three forms. First, the topical product, which is a reddish preparation that is applied to the tumor and the surrounding skin. After about 12 hours, it is removed. And guess what? Roughly 7-10 days later, the tumor sloughs off. Second, there is an oral preparation to help keep the cancer cells as bay. Lastly, there is an injectable product made for infusions by veterinarians.
I have always advocated data collection before decision making. This is central to being your dog’s primary health advocate, and I harp on this endlessly in The Dog Cancer Survival Guide. In systemic cancers, outcomes are uncertain, and we have no crystal ball. So it becomes critical for you to make up your mind after gathering facts from reliable sources. Then, using a combination of analysis, compassion, and your own personal ethics, carry out a plan that feels right.
At any rate, I’ve been using Neoplasene for a while now for appropriate patients. And those pictures on the Neoplasene website are the real deal, folks. I’ve seen it myself in my own patients.
Neoplasene does indeed cause cancer cells to commit suicide. The tumors shrivel up and die. Next, it may stimulate the immune response to help combat the cancer cells.
Now, in the spirit of this blog, and staying objective as I can, I cannot say that this is the cure for cancer. We’ll still get recurrence from time to time, and the users of Neoplasene had better be ready for a possibly large open tissue bed where the tumor used to be. This open area may require surgical closure if it is too sizable. The more cancer cells, the larger the open tissue bed may be.
Every single treatment in medicine has secondary effects that need to be considered, and you should know what they are before starting. Occasionally, like many oral products, some digestive upset is possible. And like anything, allergies are conceivable.
But, is Neoplasene an option for those who do not want surgery, after considering all the choices, as their initial approach to canine cancer? Yes. Is this product a possibility for those who need a more economical option to discuss with their vets? Yes. Should Neoplasene be part of this conversation when the tumor is in a position where surgery is difficult? It should.
Now, please have your veterinarian contact Buck Mountain Botanicals, not you. Your veterinarian needs to be involved with use of this product. Only a DVM is allowed to purchase Neoplasene. There are legal and liability reasons for this. Your vet has the skills and knowledge needed for your dog’s best treatment.
It is up to you to either get your vet to check it out, or find one that already is in the know, if you would like to consider Neoplasene for your dog. It is inexpensive and easy to deal with, so most vets will have no difficulty with it and can help you.
Neoplasene is made from plant extracts containing sanguinarine alkaloids. These molecules are combined in a preparation that is apoptogenic. Something that causes cells that are old, damaged, infected, or deranged to commit suicide is an apoptogen. This process is called apoptosis, and is an idea that is central in more cutting edge thoughts on cancer.
Bottom line? Bad cells commit suicide while good cells do not.
Neoplasene definitely has a place in Full Spectrum Cancer Care. Team up with your vet, get your data, and be your dog’s number one health advocate.
Best to all,
Dr. Demian Dressler is internationally recognized as “the dog cancer vet” because of his innovations in the field of dog cancer management, and the popularity of his blog here at Dog Cancer Blog. The owner of South Shore Veterinary Care, a full-service veterinary hospital in Maui, Hawaii, Dr. Dressler studied Animal Physiology and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Davis before earning his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University. After practicing at Killewald Animal Hospital in Amherst, New York, he returned to his home state, Hawaii, to practice at the East Honolulu Pet Hospital before heading home to Maui to open his own hospital. Dr. Dressler consults both dog lovers and veterinary professionals, and is sought after as a speaker on topics ranging from the links between lifestyle choices and disease, nutrition and cancer, and animal ethics. His television appearances include “Ask the Vet” segments on local news programs. He is the author of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Hawaii Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Avian Veterinarians, the National Animal Supplement Council and CORE (Comparative Orthopedic Research Evaluation). He is also an advisory board member for Pacific Primate Sanctuary.