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Search results for 'stereotactic radiation' (114)

Yes, amputation is the fastest and most surefire way to alleviate the pain of osteosarcoma. But you may also want to discuss palliative care, with stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT), if the oncologist feels Oscar is not a good candidate. Here is Hazel's story about palliative care with SRT:

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…! We've had many members go through that treatment, including Hazel, who wasn't an amputation candidate. She did very well with the infusion and stereotactic radiation therapy. I hope Cooper does very well on it too!

Ah the Elias vaccine! Yes it's a very hopeful treatment. Check out our posts about it:

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5 October 2019 1:04 pm
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…would have been ineligible to receive the vaccine as part of the clinical trial at CSU (because her tumor was in the scapula and we elected to do stereotactic radiation versus amputation) so we were very happy to learn we could purchase it off trial at VRCC. It’s expensive off trial but based on everything I read

10 July 2019 6:16 pm
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…lost my beloved dog last week.  She was diagnosed with metastatic osteosarcoma in March and underwent stereotactic radiation and came home on Palladia and losartan.  After 2 fantastic months she suddenly developed a cardiac arrhythmia, and it was time to let her pass on. 

26 May 2019 11:33 am
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…said

Our dog, Molly has osteosarcoma in her right hip and she just underwent stereotactic radiation and will start chemo tomorrow. No amputation. I am very interested in immunotherapy after the chemo. I have been told, Molly cannot be part of the

…dog, Molly has osteosarcoma in her right hip and she just underwent stereotactic radiation and will start chemo tomorrow. No amputation. I am very interested in immunotherapy after the chemo. I have been told, Molly cannot be part of the

…running a clinical trial and I imagine other large veterinary hospitals may offer it as well. Colorado State University, and I’m sure others, offer stereotactic radiation for primary lung tumors as well so that may be an option to research too. Both are less invasive than a lobectomy but I don’t how the efficacy

…all,

Lurker since September but first time post to weigh in on our experience with stereotactic radiation (sometimes called CyberKnife depending on the facility). Before all that, I want to say how sorry I am that both of your dogs have been diagnosed…

…- it’s just truly unimaginable and my heart goes out to you. It’s so cruel and unfair. 

First, there are two options for stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT). The first is called curative or definitive SRT. It’s high dose radiation given over one to three treatments and it’s intended to

7 December 2018 10:49 pm
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…his elbow (which is highly unusual for this type to be in the elbow). The specialty vet thought they could save his leg so we have done surgery, stereotactic radiation, carboplatin, and a little bit of palladia since June 2018. 

After all that, the cancer has returned to his leg and is probably still present in

…and chemo route because I felt it was the one which showed higher success rates, for whatever is worth.

But others here, like Luke, have opted for stereotactic radiation and bisphosphonates
instead of amputation and also lots of supplements and cbd oil.

His dog, Simon, is going really well and nearing the first

…damage the spinal cord, and surgery to remove a section isn't an option.

Our dog, Bree, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in Jan. 2017.  We did stereotactic radiation with carboplatin chemo, and it worked for a little while.  When the tumor started growing again, we amputated (Sep. 2017) followed by doxorubicin

31 October 2018 9:30 am
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…Search above to refine your forum search results with specific phrases, and you're sure to find lots of helpful feedback...

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20 September 2018 7:55 pm
Topic: New member
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…at our regular vet, revealing a tumor at the head of the humerus , the oncologist confirmed with CT scan and we didn't risk a biopsy.  We decided on stereotactic radiation therapy, which was done July 12.  He has done three rounds of carboplatin and is happy and active at this time.  I have read tons of your posts and

20 September 2018 6:46 pm
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…or alternatively 1 fraction of Cyberknife radiation therapy. About 50-75% of dogs experience pain relief. CyberKnife is a specialized form of Stereotactic Radiation Therapy. It is sometimes called radiosurgery, as CyberKnife is a non-invasive way to deliver radiation therapy with similar precision as a surgical

… Cathy and Brinkley - what a gorgeous girls she is.

Pofi's mom here.  The fact that you have stereotactic radiation treatment as an option is just phenomenal - we did not have it any closer than 9 hours away.  

So they would remove the leg, but not actually try

14 August 2018 6:18 pm
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…and finally a neurologist, I received the devastating news last month.  All along I thought it was a carpal injury, perhaps torn ligament.  She had stereotactic radiation almost 2 weeks ago.  The oncologist gave me a bunch of options and surgical removal was not recommended as the tumor is too close to her spinal

14 August 2018 3:19 pm
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…m not an expert at reading path reports so I'm just basing this on what other members have gone through. You may be able to try radiation therapy or stereotactic radiation surgery (were these two things mentioned?), but we see many members return after a few months when the treatment stopped working and amputation

6 August 2018 8:07 pm
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…decision you will feel more comfortable making. Only you know Atlas better than anyone else. 

I'm also surprised that nobody has even mentioned stereotactic radiation surgery for palliative care, or perhaps even a limb sparing surgery. Have they? If not, then I would absolutely recommend a veterinary teaching

2 July 2018 11:36 am
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…he mind vet visits? Or do you think he wants that part of his life to be behind him now?

Another idea: are there any clinics nearby that can do stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT i.e., "cyberknife")? SRT cuts the usual radiation treatment times by more than half, which means less visits and less anesthesia. 

…he mind vet visits? Or do you think he wants that part of his life to be behind him now?

Another idea: are there any clinics nearby that can do stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT i.e., "cyberknife")? SRT cuts the usual radiation treatment times by more than half, which means less visits and less anesthesia.

8 June 2018 8:11 pm
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…your pup gets to come home today! Have you heard from the vet?

What kind of radiation therapy is available in your area? If you have access to stereotactic radiation therapy (aka SRT or "cyberknife"), it's a relatively quick, targeted treatment that has little impact on quality of life. If you don't have any

31 May 2018 3:42 pm
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…your pup gets to come home today! Have you heard from the vet?

What kind of radiation therapy is available in your area? If you have access to stereotactic radiation therapy (aka SRT or "cyberknife"), it's a relatively quick, targeted treatment that has little impact on quality of life. If you don't have any

31 May 2018 10:44 am
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…video was low surf, btw.  She swims in way worse.  The SRT is stereotactic radiation therapy, sometimes called stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS).  This was a big decision for us all, so typing all the keywords in case someone is

17 April 2018 10:29 pm
Topic: Bree Update
Posts: 10
Views: 636

… seeming to have a tougher time (trachea especially) recovering from the GA.
Our only possible vet hospital for treatment in state does not offer stereotactic radiation. I really wanted to inquire about that in a neighboring state, but we did not make it.
What would I do differently? I wish we had had a better…

…radiation.  I also think I wish I had skipped the lung and lymph node CT scan and gone straight for radiation or better yet, traveled to get him stereotactic radiation.

We had 6 months and I treasure them. He walked, he swam, he went to dog park and begged for his Daddy's beer. He was pain free and was "our boy"

…did not put him through those daily treatments for a nearly a full month, which is what would have been recommended for his situation. If we had had stereotactic radiation as an option closer to us, I likely would have pursued that.

Pofi was 11.5 and a large dog.  For what it is worth, and the decision is highly

…(I know it's hard not to think the worst), then I encourage you to read the story of Hazel, a Great Dane who did great with bisphosphonates
and stereotactic radiation therapy. There have been others just like her, so she's not an anomaly by any means, just the first one who comes to mind right now.

OK I hope

…s quality of life. They want us to be happy, not working all the time to pay off debt and feeling overwhelmed about it. Yes, palliative care with stereotactic radiation and chemo is incredibly expensive, around $15k for both according to Hazel's people. Thankfully their pet insurance company paid the bill. I'm

6 December 2017 5:14 pm
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…came, I'd say goodbye. I was not considering amputation at all. I had been leaning towards some type of radiation treatment. Either palliative or stereotactic radiation, w/o chemo, but the radiation cost is so high and I'm struggling with knowing that I will still only get 4-5 months with Moose. I feel awful for…

…is upwards of $3,000. Stereotactic is upwards of $8-$9,000 (including scans, etc). This does not include chemo costs.

If I do the stereotactic radiation plus chemo, maybe I get a year. But, if I do amputation and chemo, I may get a year or more. But, that's a total crap shoot since this cancer can

6 December 2017 3:27 pm
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…moderation. You will find many topics here discussing SRT and vaccine associated sarcomas. The Tripawds News blog
also has many posts about stereotactic radiation therapies.

While you wait for comments from others, use the Advanced Search above to refine your forum search results with specific phrases, and

4 September 2017 3:15 pm
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…sign of side-effects I will stop giving it. 

There is one vet clinic in Central Germany that is the first in all of Europe to test a new kind of stereotactic radiation with which they can apparently treat extremely accurate. My vets will be in touch with them, if that is anything for us at all we might try it yet.

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