Not just Holistic, but how to use E: All of the Above!

I made this blog because I did tons of research on success stories and research worldwide and used it on my dog with nasal cancer named Lucy. So, now my hobby is molecular biology. The treatment uses combination of health store supplements, some prescription meds, diet changes, and specific Ayurvedic and Chinese medicinal herbs. I just wanted her to have a better quality of life. I thought this combination of E: All the Above (except no radiation or chemo and surgery for this cancer was not an option) would help that for sure, but it actually put her bleeding nasal cancer in remission!
My approach to cancer is about treating the whole animals biologic system. But I do hate the word 'Holistic'. Sounds like hoo hoo. This is science based, research based data and results of using active herbal compounds that happen to be readily available and common. Some call it Nutriceuticals. Others may call it Orthomolecular cancer therapy. Or Cancer Immunotherapy.
I FEEL DIVERSITY IN TREATMENT IS KEY:
-Slow cancer cell reproduction
-Make cancer cells become easier targets for the immune system
-Kill the cancer cells
-Rid the cancer cells
-Remove the toxins it produces
- Stimulate and Modulate the immune system
-Control secondary symptoms like bleeding, infection, inflammation, mucous, appetite, or pain for a better feeling animal
-Working with your vet for exams and prescriptions that are sometimes needed when conditions are acute.
Just by using a multi-modal treatment approach that is as diverse in attack as possible. Both conventional and natural.
The body conditions that allowed it to develop in the first place must be corrected. If caught early enough, like with Lucy, this ongoing maintenance correctional treatment is all that was required at this point to achieve, so far, more than 10 TIMES the life expectancy given (more than 60 months) after diagnosis WITH remission. I did not use radiation or chemotherapy or surgery.
I hope this cancer research can help your dog as well.

My Lucy

My Lucy
In Loving Memory my Lucy December 2016
CURRENT STATUS - It was for more than 5 YEARS after Lucy was diagnosed by biopsy in March 2011 with nasal cancer that she lived. And she was in remission for 4 of 5 years using no radiation or chemo! Now multiply that by 7 to be 35 years extended!! She was 12.5 years old - equivalent to almost 90 human years old. She ended her watch December 1, 2016. I miss her so much.

April 30, 2012

AYURVEDA USED IN TREATMENT OF CANCER


AYURVEDA USED IN TREATMENT OF CANCER:

(1) Drugs and Herbs of Ayurveda used according to specific system location
(a) Brain Cancer – Ayurvedic Herbs
* Mandukaparni (Bacopa monerea)
* Kastoori Bhairav Rasa with combination of divya herbs.
(b) Oropharyngeal Cancers – Ayurveda Herbs
* Kasamarda (cassia oxidentalis)
* Mahalaxmi vilas Rasa
(c) Lung Cancers – Ayurveda Herbs
* Pippali (Piper longum)
* Hirak Rasayan
(d) Stomach Cancers – Ayurveda Herbs
* Shatavari (Asparagus resimosus)
* Amlaki (Philanthus amblica)
* Banga Bhasma
* Aloe-Vera
* Amaltas (Casia fistula)
* Bhoy-Amli (Philanthus nurare)
* Sarphunkha (Tephrosia purpura)
(e) Intestinal Cancers – Ayurveda Herbs
* Shigru (Moringa olifera)
* Panchamrut purpti
(f) Female Genital Cancers – Ayurvedic Herbs
* Ashoka (Seraka Ashoka)
* Vaikranta Bhasma
(g) Mail Genital Cancers – Ayurveda herbs
* Triphala (Three myrobelans)
* Makardhvaja
(h) Liver Cancers – Ayurveda Herbs
* Bhumvamalaki
* Arogyavardhini
(i) Blood Cancer – Ayurveda Herbs
* Anantmula (Hermidesmus indicus)
* Suvarna Vasant Malti Rasa
(j) Bone Cancers – Ayurveda Herbs
* Aabha Gugglu
* Madhu Malini Vasant Rasa
(k) Breast Cancers – Ayurvedic Herbs
* Gojivha
* Chinchabhallataka
(l) Skin Cancers – Ayurveda Herbs
* Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia)
* Samira Panaga Rasa
* Kaishore Gugglu
* Gandhak Rasayan
(2) Drugs of Ayurveda According to the general condition of the patient
* Sutashekhar rasa
* Punarnava Mandura
* Aarogya Vardhini
* Avipattikar Churna
* Kamadhugdha Rasa
* Swarna Gairika
* Laghu Vasant Malti
* Hirak Bhasma

(3) Drugs pf Ayurveda according to the Agni of the patient
* Drakshasava
* Swarna Makshika Bhasma
* Shivakshara Pachan Churna
* Chitrakadi Vati
* Trifala Churna
* Panchskhar Churna
(4) Drugs of Ayurveda used in all cancers
* Kanchnara Gugglu
* Kaishore Gugglu
* Bhallatak Phalmajja Churna
* Trifala Gugglu
* Tribang Bhasma
* Shilajatu Vati
* Aabha Gugglu
* Laksha Gugglu
(5) Drugs of Ayurveda according to Nadi
* Vishtinduka for Vatta Nadi
* Katuki for Pitta Nadi
* Bhallatak for Kapha Nadi
* Combination of above for dvidosha Nadi
* All three for Tridosh Nadi
(6) Decoctions of Ayurveda for purification of body cells
Prescribed to all patients. One, two or more from the following
* Varunadi Kwath
* Panchvalkal Kwath
* Manjishthadi Kwath
* Dashmula Kwath
* Varunadi Kwath
* Kanchnar Kwath
(7) Drugs of Ayurveda for symptomatic relief
* All Gugglu preparations for pain relief, and tumor reducing.
* Gandhak Rasayan for infections
* Bilva, Mayurpichha, Tankan, sphatika for loose motions and vomiting
* Shigru, Chitrakadi vati for pain in the abdomen
* Rohitaka, Shamaka yoga for pain in pancreas and renal colic.
* Shirashooladi vajra rasa, for headaches
* Beejapuraka and trikatu in jaundice
* Vasa+Goat milk in bleeding
* Aabha+Madhumandura in bone pain
(8) DARF methodology to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy
Some of the most common side effects of chemotherapy
* Mucositis- in the form of mouth ulcers, vomiting, loose motions etc.
* Phlebitis-In the form of skin discolouration with veins paining
* Leukopenia-In the form of low w.b.c. counts with increased chances of infection.
* Hair loss
Therapies three days prior to chemotherapy-
* Sadhya Snehan-One teaspoon cow ghee+one teaspoon salt, mixed and consumed at morning, empty stomach with hot water.
* Manjishthadi Kwath and Kanchnar Gugglu. During chemotherapy, coriander leaves juice freshly prepared about 20 to 30 gms, twice a day.
http://www.ayurveda-cancer.org/cancerbysystem1.htm Results of Therapy using Ayurvedic. Pretty amazing results shown on this link. You must read this.

http://www.ayurvedicherbsdirect.com/ but you can buy some at your health food store or some at swansonvitamins.com


I have only used a general Ayurvedic tonic herb adaptogen for body stress for Lucy called Ashwagandha read about it here.  How Ashwagandha effects cancer I researched is here.



April 26, 2012

CONVENTIONAL MEDS USED IN LOW DOSE ALTERNATIVE WAYS


CONVENTIONAL MEDS USED IN LOW DOSE ALTERNATIVE WAYS:

Piroxicam
Pubmed Cit:
Palliation with chemotherapy: The addition of chemotherapy to radiation therapy has not resulted in significantly improved survival times.  It is, however, often effective in relieving clinical signs.  Median survivals of 5 months are reported for patients with nasal adenocarcinoma treated with cisplatin chemotherapy (J Am Vet Med Assoc 200[3]:355-357 Feb 1’92).  A more recent study presented at the Veterinary Cancer Society meeting in 2003 showed survival ranges of 5-32 months when doxorubicin, carboplatin and piroxicam  were used in combination.
Other studies also found that just using Piroxicam or P with doxo alternated worked almost as well!
 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11809678


Piroxicam -COX generic anti-inflammitory with antiangiogenesis properties. Most COX do not do antiangio well.


Piroxicam Links:

A new treatment for canine malignancies is available.  Piroxicam, a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug, is now in the treatment arsenal of veterinarians.  Sold under the trade name Feldene, piroxicam is a popular prescription familiar to many as a human arthritis medication.
The interesting point for STCA members is that prioxicam is showing an effectiveness in treating maliganancies to which Scotties seem to have a greater risk than some other breeds.  Quoting the 1986 Scottish Terrier Club of America Handbook article Diagnosis and Treatment of Some Common Malignancies in the Scottish Terrier, "it would appear that genetics plays a significant role in the development of cancer.  Epidemiologic studies have shown that the Scottish Terrier has a higher than expected incidence of lymphosarcoma, bladder carcinoma, oral melanoma, cancer of the skin (squamous cell carcinoma and mast cell sarcoma), and to a lesser extent, nasal carcinoma and gastric carcinoma."  (1)
These are the same malignancies which recently have been treated with good results in piroxicam studies at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine.  This new therapy has meant a much improved quality of life in a 10-year-old female Scottie of mine.  She was diagnosed with transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder in September 1992.  Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy all give quite disappointing results with this type of bladder cancer, indicates the above 1986 STCA cancer review.  We are pleased with the results of piroxicam therapy.
THE HISTORY:
Lucky, our old C.D. obedience dog, started having accidents in winter, 1991, at 9 years old.  Urinalyses on several occasions revealed no infection, though there were microscopic traces of blood.  Our local veterinarian, Dr. Scott Burt, Big Spring, TX, suggested diethylstilbesterol (DES), an estrogen therapy that can help female incontinence caused by weakening of the muscles that control bladder action.  But he cautioned that the accidents and straining to urinate might be evidence of early bladder malignancy.  Routine blood work not long after had shown elevation of the serum alkaline phosphatase enzyme which sometimes indicates presence of malignancy.  Cancer ws a distinct possibility.  And, affirmed the 1986 STCa cancer article, "It can be extremely difficult to differentiate clinically between chronic bladder infection, stones and cancer."
DES seemed to improve the situation temporarily.  Lucky headed for college as a bed-dog for our son Scott.  Later, off at school, there were more accidents.  This time blood was in the urine, obvious to the eye.  Home Lucky came in June, 1992, for a recheck.  Dr. Burt x-rayed for possible bladder stones or a malignant growth.  There was no evidence of either.
By September, 1992, Lucky's puddles were centered with large spots of blood.  Dr. Burt ran positive and negative cystograms, radiologic dye studies of the bladder.  This time the news was defenite, and bad.  There was a growth at the neck of the bladder.  It was so obstructive to the pathway into the bladder that Dr. Burt could not use the usual French 8 catheter to insert dye into the bladder.  He had to resort to the smallest French 3«.  Cell studies at Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory confirmed Dr. Burt's tentative diagnosis of transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder.
The options?  Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or nothing.  The nearest surgical specialist was 300 miles away.  Even for a specalist, the tumor would be hard to reach and tricky to excise completely.  Dr. Burt predicted that the tumor's location probably would require breaking Lucky's pelvis, and that the delicacy of operating at the narrow neck of the bladder would make it nearly impossible to remove all the malignancy.  Prognosis, even with surgery, would not be good.  There isn't much hope for transitional cell carcinomas.
Breaking her pelvis would guarantee Lucky would complete her life as a cripple, and the surgery also might leave her totally incontinent, instead of only partially.  Our family decided we couldn't put a 10-year-old dog through such trauma.  We opted to let our dog live out whatever time might be left as normally as possible at home.
The first two weeks after the cystogram were not good.  There were more accidents than ever, with large quantities of blood.  Lucky was listless.  She lost a pound, a noticeable loss for a 15-pound Scottie that never misses a meal.
Sadly, we figured Lucky had only a very few weeks left and took her back down for a college weekend and a final farewell to Scott.  That weekend was full of last photos.  I investigated cremation.  We expected the end soon.
Back in Big Spring, the nice surprise was that there was still something we could try.  Dr. Burt had checked with oncologist at Texas A & M University College of Veterinary Medicine.  Clinicians there were having some success with piroxicam cancer therapy pioneered by Purdue's vet school.  Oncologist Dr. Claudia Barton suggested we use piroxicam with Lucky.
Dosage prescribed for a dog the size of a Scottie required me to reformulate the drug.  I became something of a pharmacist.  The 10 mg capsules are too strong for a Scottie.  Recommended dosage is 0.3 mg/kg every 48 hours.  For Lucky's 15 pounds, that means three doses per capsule.  One capsule lasts six days.  To prevent breakdown of the drug because of its possible instability in liquid, I mix one capsule at a time with pharmaceutical syrup.  The mixture is split between three syringes (to be given orally) and refrigerated until used.
In the Purdue clinical trial reported in a 1992 issue of Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, piroxicam was given to 62 dogs.  A fairly complete range of cancers was studied.  Tumor types were 10 transitional cell carcinomas, 10 melanomas, 9 osteosarcomas, and smaller numbers of fibrosarcomas, hemangiopericytomas, squamous cell carcinomas, mammary adenocarcinomas, perianal gland adenocarcinomas, anal sac adenocarcinomas, lymphomas, mast-cell tumors, nasal carcinoma, mammary adenoma, transmissible veneral tumor, synovial cell sarcoma and lipoma.  Though no complete remissions occurred, eight partial remissions were documented in 3 of the 10 dogs with transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder, in 3 of the 5 animals with squamous cell carcinoma, in 1 of 3 dogs with mammary adenocarcinoma, and in the one dog with transmissible veneral tumor.
Complete tumor remission in two dogs bearing malignant hemangiopericytoma and metastatic carcinoma was observed in an earlier Purdue study using piroxicam.  A previous human clinical trial of piroxicam with 31 cancer patients having pulmonary metastasis also had shown one complete response and give "minor regressions" of malignancy.
Additionally, Purdue later reported use of piroxicam in 24 dogs, all with transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder.  These tumor responses at 60 days were 0 complete remissions, 4 partial remissions, 11 stable diseases, and 8 progressive diseases.  Preliminary analysis showed a median survival of 150 days (range 30 to 510 days) with 8 dogs alive at the time that the report was written.
Veterinarians at Texas A & M have used piroxicam therapy for about a year and have been pleased with the results.  "the good thing about piroxicam therapy is that the dogs feel pretty good," said oncologist Dr. Barton.  She notes, "We still recommend radiation followed by surgery, if the tumor is in a site where it can be reached."
Dr. Barton does not claim that piroxicam is a miracle drug.  She describes results at Texas A & M which are similar to those at Purdue:  about   dogs responding with decreased tumor size,   with stable disease, and   with progressive disease.  "But," she emphasizes, "that's better than other results we've had."
The results at Texas A & M have been obtained with half the dose originally used in the 1992 Purdue research, and patients have exhibited fewer gastrointestinal problems.  Piroxicam can cause serious GI bleeding like any NSAID taken continually, according to Dr. Barton. (JUST GIVE PEPCID PLUS USE METRONOMIC ALTERNATING PROTOCOLS)
"We have tested the tumor size with sonography.  It does appear tumors get a little smaller with piroxicam," indicates Dr. Barton.  "There may be some chemotherapeutic benefit, but we're not particularly impressed with tumor shrinkage."  She explains that improvement may be due to reduced edema and reduced inflammation rather that true tumor reduction.
"We feel like piroxicam gives comparable results to those we get with cisplatin chemotherapy or radiation," say Barton.  The advantage, Dr. Barton repeats, is:  "the dogs feel good, and they get to stay at home. "  Disadvantages Barton ascribes to the common cisplatin chemotherapy include severe nausea, vomiting and kidney toxicity.  And with radiation treatment, dogs must be hospitalized four to five weeks for the 12 to 15 treatments, according to Barton.
Purdue also compared its piroxicam results to similar cases treated with cisplatin, the currently used chemotherapy in canine transitional cell carcinoma.  The tumor response and survival date of the two drugs were similar, but the toxicity of piroxicam treatment was much less that that of cisplatin treatment, according to Purdue.
From my own experience with a Scottie, piroxicam has been a bit of a miracle.  We expected a steady deterioration and speedy demise of our pet.  Instead, five months after beginning piroxicam therapy our dog acts like a 10-year-old puppy.  Next month she will be 11.  The first three months of treatment Lucky almost stopped having accidents, and the ones she had weren't bloody.  The fourth month of treatment she did start having frequent accidents again, and they remain bloody.  (2) However, Lucky feels good!
The only side effect of piroxicam therapy has been an occasional day with minor nausea and spitting up.  There's an occasional time like the morning she tipped over her bowl of kibble and tried to bury the food disgustedly under her kennel rug.  Two hours later her belly must have been back to normal.  She knocked the same bowl off a crate top to get at every crunchy bite and then scavenged a jar of throw-away bacon grease from the trash.
Lucky retains her great interest in food.  She is active, can still work up a game of soccer.  She delights in life and appears in no pain.  What more could we wish for a cancer patient?
Without treatment of any kind, transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder can claim a dog's life in a very short time, as little as one to three months or less, according to Dr. Barton.  With piroxicam therapy, Dr. Barton projects a more usual survival time of 9 months.
At this point, it's been about a year from what must have been Lucky's first signs of bladder cancer, and five months since diagnosis of cancer and beginning treatment with piroxicam.  We still have milestones ahead with Lucky.  We had our one more Christmas, now maybe one more birthday next month, perhaps even one more walk in the neighborhood 4th of July parade.  The end has not changed, but piroxicam has been a gift of time, more importantly, a gift of quality time.
For future reference, please write the following addendum in your 1986 STCA Handbook following the article, "Diagnosis and Treatment of Some Common Malignancies in the Scottish Terrier".
CANCER UPDATE, 1993--
Piroxicam (Feldene) therapy is being used with good results in treatment of some canine malignancies.  Recent suggested regimen:  0.3 mg/kg piroxicam every 48 hours.
Reference:  Dr. Claudia Barton, Professor of Oncology, Texas A & M University College of Veterinary Medicine, College Station, TX.
Bibliography:
"Piroxicam Therapy in 24 Dogs with Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Bladder."  D. W. Knapp, R. C. Richardson, et al.  Proceedings of the 9th Annual ACVIM Forum, New Orleans, LA, May, 1991. p. 896.
"Phase I Trial of Piroxicam in 62 Dogs Bearing Naturally Occurring Tumors."  D. W. Knapp, R. C. Richardson, et al.  Cancer Chemotheraphy and Pharmacology. 29: 214-218, 1992.
Footnotes:
(1)  Of genetic interest is that one litter mate of our Lucky is known to have died with transitional cell carcinoma at about 9 years old.  Lucky's breeder is deceased, so we do not know if these are the only two closely related dogs in that line to have had transitional cell carcinoma.  Lucky is a spayed female, and was never bred, so implications in her own offspring are impossible to determine.
(2)  During the first several months of her piroxicam therapy, Lucky received Vitamin C supplementation daily, unrelated to her cancer treatment and unprescribed by a veterinarian.  About 1,000 mg ascorbic acid crystals were added to her evening meal.  For no special reason, I stopped Vitamin C supplementation, then about two months later added it to Lucky's diet again.  I noticed that, upon receiving Vitamin C again, Lucky almost immediately had fewer accidents and that there was much less blood in them.  Thinking back, the time when Lucky stopped receiving Vitamin C was about the time she started having bloody and frequent accidents.  I have no scientific evidence that Vitamin C is a hepful adjunct of piroxicam therapy, but I can't help but wonder.  I have sent this information to Dr. Barton for her comment.

Carprofen as Alternative?
Meloxicam / Metacam also. I read that Metacam is easier on the stomach.

Recently, subtotal prostatectomy with a neodymium: yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser has been suggested as palliative treatment for prostatic neoplasia with and without metastasis.44 Subtotal prostatectomy was followed by a one-time injection of interleukin-2 (4.5 million IU in 1 ml normal saline) into the remaining prostate and ongoing once-daily administration of 0.1 mg/kg meloxicam (an NSAID that primarily inhibits cyclooxygenase [COX]-2).44 The survival time of eight dogs that underwent this treatment protocol ranged from 5 to 239 days (median: 103 days), and postoperative urinary incontinence did not develop in any dog. Medical treatment with COX inhibitors alone has also been advocated in dogs with prostatic carcinoma.53 Inhibition of COX-2, which is expressed by 88% of prostatic carcinomas,53 is thought to result in a decrease in tumor cell proliferation, an increase in apoptosis of tumor cells, and inhibition of tumor angiogenesis. Dogs treated with COX inhibitors (e.g., piroxicam, carprofen) survived significantly longer than dogs that did not receive NSAIDs, with a median survival time of 6.9 months and 0.7 month, respectively.53 



Can't Live with out it (piroxicam)
“My dog byron who is 6 years old has nasal cancer. Our vet gave him a 3 month life expectancy. They put him on this medication and ever since then he has been doing great. He is now on month 5 and is larger then life, he hasn't changed a bit. He is just as happy as he was if he was still a puppy. “

Treatment.

Dogs were given piroxicam (Pfizer, New York, NY) at a dosage of 0.3 mg/kg every 24 h p.o., alone for 4 weeks, followed by piroxicam combined with cisplatin (60 mg/m2 i.v. every 21 days). Cisplatin was provided by Bristol Laboratories, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Princeton, N.Y. Diuresis was induced by administering 0.9% saline i.v. at a rate of 18 ml/kg/h for 4 h before and 2 h after cisplatin administration. Then, saline was given at a rate of 5 ml/kg/h for 15 h. Cisplatin was administered i.v. over a 20-min period. Butorphanol (Torbugestic; 0.4 mg/kg i.v.; Fort Dodge Laboratories, Fort Dodge, IA) was given 30 min before cisplatin to decrease vomiting.

Results

Antitumor Activity and Toxicity of Piroxicam/Cisplatin.

Subject characteristics are summarized in Table 1. Fourteen privately owned pet dogs were enrolled in this study. Dogs had no other major co-morbid diseases. Two dogs received three doses of cisplatin, five dogs received two doses of cisplatin, and seven dogs received one dose of cisplatin. Two dogs were not evaluated for piroxicam/cisplatin response because of early withdrawal from the protocol caused by toxicity. The toxicity associated with piroxicam/cisplatin is summarized in Table 2. Tumor response, apoptotic index, proliferative index, and bFGF and VEGF concentrations are summarized in Table 3.

Survival.

The median survival for 14 dogs was 329 days (range, 97–1000 days), with one dog still alive at 973 days. Seven dogs survived more than 1 year.  (CHEMO ALONE DOES NOT EXTEND LIFE USUALLY, MORE PALLIATIVE. THE COMBO DID EXTEND, SO PEROXICAM MUST BE THE DEAL WITH INF AND ANTIANGIO)

Induction of Apoptosis.

THIS SAME RESULT occurred WITH NASAL ADENOCARCINOMA IN A FEW STUDIES.


What about ALTERNATING  Doxycycline usage with Peroxicam?
The metronomic protocols are always using a Peroxicam with either low dosage Chemo and or the old antibiotic Doxycycline.


One of the cheapest, safest, and most easily obtained through a vet? Doxycycline.  Now, doxycycline is not a dream antibiotic.  It actually has fairly limited use as an antibiotic.  Some use it for dental infections, but it is most commonly used to treat certain blood parasites.
Some exciting news about doxy?  It has anticancer effects!
Doxycyline helps suppress angiogenesis (new blood vessel formation that feeds tumors and robs the body). In this way it slows tumor growth. It blocks enzymes called matrix metalloproteinases (MMP’s) that digest the tissue around tumors, allowing new blood vessels to be formed. Check it out here.
Not having access to as much blood supply, the cancer cells are less able to metastasize through the circulation.  This lessens the spread of some cancers. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12486404
In the lab, this drug can induce apoptosis (normal, healthy, programmed death) of cancer cells.  This is a direct action on the cancer cells, and may have some usefulness in cancers like lymphosarcoma. 


My opinion and usage of above research in Lucy's Cancer:
I simply opted to use what the above meds were doing and replace with naturally occurring substances in their whole form. Anti-inflammatory COX-2 , Apoptosis (normal programmed cell death), and Anti-Angiogenic (slowing down of blood vessel formation to tumor) herbs and supplements used.
 View the list of stuff I use for Lucy and why.



April 21, 2012

Hemangiosarcoma in Dogs

If your dog has hemangiosarcoma, leukemia, or any type of bleeding tumor, you’ll want to know about Yunnan Baiyao (aka Yunnan Paiyao), a Chinese herb that stops bleeding. Yun nan Bai yao has been used in Asia for more than one hundred years and is considered a miracle drug for wounds and hemorrhage. It first gained recognition by western practitioners during the Vietnam War. The Vietcong carried it with them and took it if they were wounded to stop bleeding and recover more quickly.  It is now recognized as an effective remedy for reducing clotting time by as much as 55%.  Hemangiosarcoma is a very deadly cancer in dogs,  which generally isn't diagnosed until the dog collapses or dies. This sort of cancer is genetic, hereditary, and it runs in bloodlines. It causes a tumor in the heart (also seen in the spleen, and other organs) that leads to fluid build-up in the pericardium. Yunnan Baiyao has been used successfully to relieve the fluid build up and help with the dog's comfort level.

http://dognasalcancertreatmentforlucy.blogspot.com/2011/10/yun-nan-bai-yao-yunnan-bai-yao-chinese.html?utm_source=BP_recent



Indications

Internal Indications:
External Indications:
  • Chronic stomachache, gastric & bleeding ulcers
  • Sore and swelling throat
  • Gynecological blood stasis, including amenorrhea, irregular menstruation, menorrhagia, uterine bleeding and leucorrhoea,and postpartum blood stasis.
  • Hemoptysis caused by bronchitis, pneumonia, bronchiectasia, and tuberculosis
  • Nosebleed
  • Blood in urine or stool.
  • Hemangiosarcoma, nasal tumors, and other bleeding tumors in dogs, cats, and horses
  • Acute traumatic bleeding
  • Knife wounds
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Hot or oozing sores
  • Poisoned sores
Contraindications
Use is contraindicated in individuals with allergic reaction to Yunnan Paiyao. It is also contraindicated internally for pregnant women.
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About Hemangiosarcoma and Bleeding Tumors in Animals

Hemangiosarcoma is a very deadly cancer in dogs, mainly Goldens and German Shepherds, which generally isn't diagnosed until the dog collapses or dies. This sort of cancer is genetic, hereditary, and it runs in bloodlines. It causes a tumor in the heart (also seen in the spleen, and other organs) that leads to fluid build-up in the pericardium. Yunnan Baiyao has been used successfully to relieve the fluid build up and help with the dog's comfort level. Typical dosage that holistic vets have used: 2 capsules, twice a day, with food.
For general Canine Cancer information:
TESTIMONIAL (Veterinary):
"The Hope Center has found Yunnan Baiyao to be beneficial in both our oncology and emergency patients for many reasons. Patients with excessive bleeding caused by trauma, hemorrhagic pericardial effusion, bleeding skin tumors, and hemorrhagic abdominal effusion may benefit from this Chinese herbal supplement. Patients with single or multiple internal masses are prone to bleeding or can sometimes rupture causing a large amount of blood to build up in the abdomen. The patients we expect to benefit the most from this product include: hemangiosarcoma, heart based tumors, liver tumors, mast cell tumors, any bleeding nasal tumor, and some types of melanomas. Unfortunately most tumors have the potential to bleed either due to their type and/or location. We have been using both the oral and topical form of the Yunnan Baiyao.
The red pills are used for acute bleeding or discovery of acute bleeding. We have recently started using the red pill on the day of surgery, such as stable splenectomies. If the red pill is used in acute emergencies, we will start the regular capsules 2-6 hours later. We dose our pets as follows: Cats and dogs <10 lbs 1EOD, dogs 11-20 lbs 1 every 24 hours, 21-89 lbs 1 every 12 hours, >90 lbs 2 every 12 hours.
With some cases as they progress in their disease, the tumors grow larger, or the bleeding/oozing is more frequent we may have the owners increase the frequency to every 6-8 hours. "

Tessa Bowers, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia)
The Hope Center, Oncology Department, Vienna, VA.
Lead Technician

TESTIMONIAL (Dog Owner):
"Dear ,
It's with a very heavy heart, that we are letting you know that our very special Golden Retreiver, passed away this morning peacefully here at home with both of us by her side.
She was diagnosed with hemangiosarcomo October 24, 2009 by a highly regarded specialized vet hospital. There was a tumor on her heart that caused blood to collect between the heart and the pericardium. The blood was drawn off from the sack between her heart and the pericardium. Her life expectancy according to the vet at that time was 5 minutes to 3 months maximum. She was with us 4 months - and those 4 months were very good - normal activity, eating and all bodily functions performing perfectly normal. We are of firm belief that the capsules - Yunnan Baiyao - had a very positive affect on her condition. We're of strong conviction that Yunnan Baiyo's affect on controlling bleeding was a strong factor in her being with us as long as she was - especially with her being her happy - playful - loving self right up to early this morning.
"
Editor's Note: These testimonials are provided as anecdotal evidence of successful treatment using Yunnan Baiyao. The dosages stated are not clinically supported/tested by Western medicine/pharmaceutical standards nor endorsed by the manufacturer (who provides no dosage information for animals). I used 1 capsule twice a day every day for 4 months till she stopped bleeding for weeks and went into remission.  But remember, I used a whole lot of other pills and diet changes also. 

April 18, 2012

Mixed Green Vegetables for Dog Cancer?

Mixed Green Vegetables

Cancer dogs need antioxidant-rich vegetables to strengthen their immune system. Choose dark green vegetables.  I rotate a mix of broccoli, spinach, asparagus spears, cabbage, brussel sprouts, celery, collard greens, mustard greens and bok-choy. (NOTICE THE SULFUR AND VITAMIN K RICH VEG- the sulfur is great against cancer)  These are great sources of  many important vitamins and they are all very low carb.   I use a large steamer to cook them until they are mushy and then puree them in my food processor. Make sure to puree the vegetables, since dogs do not possess the enzymes that break the layer outer cellulose layers in vegetables very well.  


Google about sulfur and sulforphane in these type of vegetables against cancer

April 16, 2012

Turmeric Curcumin COX-2 Cancer Anti-Angiogenic




Meloxicam/Metacam/Peroxicam are NSAIDS (COX-2 inhibitors) that are also used in dogs such as in the NAVY Protocol not so much for the anti-flammatory part but it is anti-angiogenic (helps slow down growth of blood vessels to the tumor).  Because of the risks and side effects of long term usage I decided to find all COX-2 NSAID and anti-angiogenic natural equivalents.

Studies done on laboratory animals suggest that curcumin and turmeric has significant anti-cancer activities and properties. Curcumin is making huge strides in cancer cures, as it not only inhibits tumor growth, but it shrinks existing tumors and prevents new ones from growing in carcinogenic cancers.  This combo has other herbs that also act like the above all working together.  I am using this in place of the Rx Peroxicam NSAID.


One of which is, yes, tumeric/curcumin. But I use a combo supplement for that from Swansonvitamins.com called COX-2 Ultra Combo. I give Lucy 1 per day PM meal.


It contains:


Curcumin C3 Complex®         (Curcuma longa, rhizome)  (standardized to 95% total curcuminoids)               300 mg                                         
Quercetin Dihydrate   300 mg               *                                       
Boswellin® Boswellia serrata   Extract (standardized to 70% total organic acids,   20% boswellic acid) (resin)               200 mg                            
Nexrutine® (a proprietary extract from Phellodendron amurense bark)               100 mg             


Google all of these and you will see there is quite of bit of research on all of these.

April 9, 2012

Lucy Nasal Cancer Update 1 Year

Well, it is a year now since her nasal cancer was diagnosed by biopsy and scan.


I hate to say it.


Don't want to jinx it.


But, she still has no signs of cancer since last late July! 


YAY!


Never thought all this research would pay off. 


Here pictures of Lucy and her no bun cheeseburger I grilled for her to start the celebration.




Time: 00:00 Start to eat





Time 00:01 Burger now in mouth

Time: 00:02 Burger now in stomach



Time: 00:03 Burger now in stomach and leaving stomach. Is there more?

Time: 00:04  Where is the other burger?



Time: 00:05 There's only 1 burger?!









And some whipped cream for dessert!  Now, normally I would never recommend this sugary stuff except for special occasions, but seeing how she made it a year and she is very healthy, I think it's ok.


video






Happy being alive AND WELL!






Can't believe it!

April 7, 2012

Homemade Chicken Dog Treat Recipe


Homemade Chicken Dog Treats

NO MORE CHINA DOG TREATS. ANOTHER RECALL AGAIN.

Homemade Chicken Treats for My Dog

Need:

o   Chicken breasts
o   Costco: Kirkland, skinless, boneless, breast; 13 to 16 per bag (Consider: beef, liver, turkey)
o   Baking sheets or pans for baking and drying
o   Tin foil (optional)
o   Cutting surface and knife
o   Oven
o   Storage/freezer containers or bags
o   Space in freezer


1. Storage
o   Put market bag(s) of chicken in fridge (not freezer) overnight for next day cooking
o   Bag instructions state that cooking frozen is ok

2. Cooking
o   Pre-heat oven to 375
o   Chicken is placed uncovered on sheet (with tin foil is best for reusing sheets for drying)
o   No seasoning, no salt
o   Bake semi-unfrozen chicken at 375 for ~ 50 minutes
o   Bag instructions suggest less time, but looking for thorough cooking

3. ‘Chips’
o   Slice thin, 1/8 to 1/16”
o   Cut while still warm
o   Cut ‘medallions’ by cutting at angle rather than down, especially at thin end of breast. At ‘fat’ end, can be cut down.
o   Use flat of fork to hold chicken while cutting. Avoid poking holes in chicken with fork
o   Resist the staring dog

4. Drying
o   Spread chips on a baking sheet. Do not stack
o   Bake at about 200 degrees for 2+ hours. Wedge oven door open an inch or two while baking
- Length of time depends on thinness and other factors
- Flip the chips during cooking at about 1 ¼ hours, until crisp. Looking for leathery to crisp texture after cooled.
- The ‘white’ of the meat should be gone
o   As chips will be stored in the freezer, they do not have to be jerky
o   Continue to resist giving the dog all the chips now.

5. Storage
o   Store chips in plastic freezer bags in the freezer; not truly dried, must be frozen
o   Date the bags
o   Take one bag from freezer at a time and keep in fridge for current use

April 4, 2012

How to get your Vet or Doctor to give you Low Dose Naltrexone

Before you visit your doctor or vet…
1.  Practice saying “Low Dose Naltrexone” out loud.   This might sound silly, but it can
be a tongue twister, and you don’t want to stumble over your words when you say it
to your doctor.

2.  Locate a compounding pharmacy.   Oddly, this was one of my doctor’s objections:  
“What a pain; you have to find a compounding pharmacy to do this.”   But I'd done my
homework, and showed her my list of pharmacies, which included a local
compounding pharmacy.   (Don’t know how to find one?  Call your local drug store
and ask for the name of the nearest compounding pharmacy.)

3.  Get a nice new manilla folder.

4.  Click here for
the LDN FAQs -- Frequently-Asked Questions about LDN  -- print
out this file and put it in the manila folder.  This has been assembled many different
sources.   It is streamlined  and factual, without too much medical terminology.  (Some
doctors don’t like patients who use medical jargon.)  Claims of LDN’s effectiveness
are deliberately cautious and unemotional.   Your doctor doesn’t want to hear the
words “miracle drug.”   Print out LDN and Cancer info too also.

5.  Familiarize yourself with everything in the FAQ's.  You don't want to be a know-it-
all, but you should be ready to answer your doctor’s questions, or at least know where
to find the answers.

Don’t include any other material in the Folder.  These pages are just enough for a busy
doctor to absorb during a short appointment.   Most doctors will recoil from a big
stack of paper.


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During the Visit with Your Doctor...
1.  Play it cool.  Don’t say that you think LDN is a miracle drug.   Don’t volunteer a lot
of information at first.  Let your doctor be the smart one.   Nod a lot.  

2.   Don't complain about the symptoms too much.   A doctor is more likely to prescribe an
“experimental” drug if he thinks your health is not in immediate jeopardy.

3.  Keep in mind that many many many doctors are simply unaware of Low Dose Naltrexone.  Low Dose is the key words here.


4.  Present the material in the Doctor’s Folder a little bit at a time.  How should you do
that?  Keep reading…


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Your doctor and the internet…
How does your doctor feel about patients who do medical research on the internet?   
Some doctors think it’s great.  MANY Others are infuriated by it.  If your doctor disapproves
of it, tread very softly.  If your doctor says something like “All those people are
crazies,” don’t get defensive.  Just shrug and say something like, “Yeah, that’s for
sure, there really is some out there wild stuff… but I did find some interesting well researched stuff, and
I wanted your opinion about it.”

Avoid using the word “internet.”  Use the words “information” and “research” instead.  
If your doctor asks you a question you can’t answer, just say, “I don’t know, but I
can find out for you.”


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Addressing your doctor’s objections ...
If your doctor objects to LDN, don’t panic.  Ask (in a friendly, curious way) what his
objections are.   Here’s what he might say:

    “It’s too experimental.”   Or, “It’s not FDA approved.”  

You can point out that standard dose Naltrexone (at the higher 50mg dose) has had FDA approval for
a long time, and guide your doctor to the Q&A section that discusses FDA approval.  And your giving in a very low dose.



    “I just don’t know enough about it.”  

All doctors are uncomfortable admitting they don’t know something, especially to a
patient.
  This might be a good time to back off, give your doctor the folder, and ask
her to look it over at her convenience.  Suggest this in a way that indicates that you’re
not trying to prove your case, you value your doctor’s opinion, and you’re willing to
wait.



THE ONLY PRESCRIPTION MED SHE TAKES IS A LOW DOSE OF NALTREXONE TO BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSTEM WHILE ASLEEP. CANCER GROWS MOST AT NIGHT.
 READ ALL ARTICLES.  
ARTICLE 1 LOW DOSE NALTREXONE FOR  CANCER  

ARTICLE 2 - MORE ON LDN AND CANCER RESEARCH STUDIES
ARTICLE 3 - HOW TO GET YOUR VET TO PRESCRIBE LOW DOSE NALTREXONE

  YOU WILL NEED TO TALK YOUR VET INTO THIS ONE....  READ LINK AND PRINT OUT ALL 3 ARTICLES FOR VET.  They will not understand why this med is used in this manner at all unless you educate them. Gently...
 Lucy gets 2ml to 3ml (this is the most common dose no matter weight unless very small dog - human normal dosages start at 50mg/ml so this is, well, low dosing. This is all that is needed to boost immune system) of LDN Low Dose Naltrexone prescription from measured baby medicine dropper (shake bottle first) into the above nightly PM snack that I self compounded from 50mg standard Naltrexone tablets ground into 50ml of distilled water (hey cool - it turns 50mg into 50ml for easy dosing) with a few drops of colloidal silver as preservative and refrigerate. Pharmacy area will have bottles and droppers and pill grinder.                          
            
*Occasionally, during the first week's use of LDN, patients may have some difficulty sleeping. This rarely persists after the first week. Should it do so, dosage can be temporarily reduced.



In Closing...
Let me know how it goes for you…  I welcome any advice or suggestions to improve
the contents of this site. 


Good luck!!!! ===================================================

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