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Vet Oncology 101 with Dr Steve Shaw: SUN 06/14/15, 3pm PST
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Veterinary Oncology 101 for New Tripawd Pawrents

Guest: Steve Shaw, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

Date: Sunday, June 14, 2015

Time: 6:00pm EST (3:00 Pacific)

Duration: 30 min.

Call In Number: (646) 716-5450*

Tune In Here: http://www.blog.....d-pawrents

Guest:
Steve Shaw, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Northern California's Sage Centers for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care
http://www.sage.....steve-shaw

Join Tripawd Talk Radio as Dr. Shaw helps us cover the basics of veterinary oncology for pets with cancer. We'll take away the mysteries surrounding oncology treatment and discuss important things like:

  • How do vet oncologists decide on chemotherapy treatments for their patients?
  • What if I have different chemotherapy treatments to choose from? How do I decide which one to use?
  • Does chemo hurt? Will my pet get sick? What happens if she/he does? Is there anything I can do to avoid that?
  • Is there any way to cut the costs of chemo?
  • Are there any foods or supplements to avoid during chemo? If so, why?
  • What's your take on holistic alternatives to chemotherapy?
  • What is the one thing that you wish pet parents would understand about chemo?"

All this and more on Sunday June 14, 2015! Please join us in the Tripawds Live Chat during the show or call in with your questions. Or, reply below before Friday 06/12/15 with your specific brief questions and we'll try to get them answered on the air.

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Thanks,as always for bringing forth such great guests.

I'll submit my wuestiin now as I'll be working Sunday.

Just curious on the most current studies as far as number of Carboplatin treatment for osteo. and/or his "preference".

Also curious about most current studies on the effectiveness of metronomics. If he uses it, has he seen any value in following up chemo with metronomkcs?

The. mlst current way of thinking seems to be lroceed with amputat even if mets are present. Any "treatment success stories" that, inconjunction with amputation seem to be making a positive difference in this scenario?

Guess I'm just looking for any signs of progress.

Not sure if my questiins are clear or not, but you guys do a great job at interpreting what I'm trying to say!!

With gratitude ALWAYS!!

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too!

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Question for the show. 

Can some of the supplements mess with the job that Chemo does?  My vet suggested that we not give any supplements other than like fish oil & dasaquin while Sassy had Chemo.  I wanted to add some holistic meds but she was afraid of reactions with it since she wasn't familiar with holistic medicine.

 

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A question I'd like to ask:

After a cat with vaccine-associated sarcoma has had the tumour removed, which treatment is most beneficial? Radiation, chemotherapy, or Oncept Interleukin 2? Or does it depend on how clean the margins are?

 

Thanks!

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Wow these are great questions! Anypawdy else?

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Hi from Chicago,

Our 8 year old collie Valentine had her amputation on Feb. 25.  Osteosarcoma, front right wrist.  She had her first Carbo dose on March 13.  She had a very low white blood count during the 2nd nadir on April 2nd so her 2nd dose was postponed.  Then the Chicago dog flu broke out and we had to make the tough decision to postpone her chemo because it was too risky to give her a dose of chemo at the exact moment she might be catching the dog flu at the clinic.  

That was 2 months ago.  We have had no blood work nor X-rays since then. She is adapting to her tripawd life and is doing very well.  We give her apocaps and k9 immunity. 

Should we try to resume her chemo after a chest X-ray?

Thank you.

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valentine said

Should we try to resume her chemo after a chest X-ray?

Hello and thanks for asking a great question! So I think what you're wanting to know is:

Does chemotherapy help even if there has been a two month delay in receiving treatments?

Let me know if this is correct. Thanks!

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Jerry,

Thanks for getting clearer with my question.

 

Yes, I would like to know the issues related to resuming chemo after one treatment of carbo followed by a 2 month pause?  Can resuming chemo be effective?  Are there any reasons we should not resume chemo? Was the single dose she received potentially effective?

 

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Perfect! Thanks for the clarification.

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Thanks for offering this program and to Dr. Shaw for answering all our questions. I found it interesting Dr. Shaw's response that the type of treatment is based on science, art, and the oncologist's previous experiences. I've suspected that each treatment depends on the pet, the pet parent, and the vet/oncologist.

I appreciate you asking my question about fibrosarcoma treatments. I've heard of a range of treatments for this cancer, and am now more confident that Mona received the required treatments after hearing Dr. Shaw's response that he'd do radiation or provide Interleukin2 only if the surgical margins were narrow. 

This talk show is well worth listening to again!

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Aww I'm glad you were able to hear it Kerren! Yeah I really liked Dr. Shaw, he had great info for us all.

Thanks for tuning in!

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