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…about amputation being the only way to totally eliminate tumor pain, but if you are definitely set against amputation, ask your oncologist about bisphosphonates for bone cancer in dogs.

Search these forums and the blogs for plenty of success stories about big dogs Loving Life On Three Legs
. Or, just look

…Chemotherapy: Jerry's Experience (and additional info/resources about it)

Something you may want to consider pursuing for pain relief are bisphosphonates
. They are a huge help and may decrease his panting. Here is a blog post about it:

Bisphosphonates: When Amputation isn't an Option

I hope

…Was it a partial amputation, or is it on the other leg?

Enjoy every moment you have together with your sweet Lola, and consider asking your vet if bisphosphonates are an option to help slow the tumor growth and kill the pain.

25 April 2011 10:46 pm
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11 February 2011 9:43 am
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…search the archives for his info (or maybe that is where Maggie sent you). Since they could not amputate, he relied on radiation but also the bisphosphonates
to help strengthen the bone. He did well for quite some time (a year or so).

Why do they recommend high dose chemo (carboplatin or adriamycin

2 February 2011 8:15 pm
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@Pam- I'm not sure if there's a place here in Anchorage that offers radiation. If not, you wouldn't suggest the surgery still & just go for bisphosphonates
& chemo?

I'm also worried on how she'll be able to walk if she gets surgery on her ulnar bone since that's where the tumor is.

28 January 2011 10:40 am
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…enough.

Did the vets tell you what kind of tumor is in the right leg?  Is it also OSA?

HERE is a thread that has some links to discussions on bisphosphonates.

 

 

Karen and the pugapalooza

 

p.s. you will not have to wait for future posts to be moderated as long as you log in, it's just the

krun15
27 January 2011 8:54 am
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…to surgically take out the tumor without having to amputate that leg

Option 4 is to do the surgery & then chemo after

Option 5 is to receive BISphosphonates (sp?) & chemo

Option 6 is the BISphosphonates by itself

(I remember reading about bisphosphonates
somewhere in the forum but can't find

27 January 2011 3:44 am
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…4 years old.  I work in oncology research so I know a bit about this horribe disease..so I was beyond devastated 🙁

Dec 2 Ravyn began chemo and bisphosphonates
. Jan 20, 2010 her leg was amputated. She completed her chemo in June 2010 and never missed a beat, never had any symptoms, no dose delays or

23 January 2011 1:16 pm
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2 December 2010 11:58 am
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…what to look for:

"What to Expect Next"

"Saying Goodbye: How We Knew"

I also wanted to point out this post, about pain relief drugs called "Bisphosphonates" that you may want to discuss with your vet. These drugs are used when amputation is not an option.

"Bisphosphonates, When Amputation Is Not an

14 November 2010 7:19 pm
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…when you are already focused on the health issues of one dog. I guess they all want to be part of Club tripawd.

Yes, glad admin mentioned the bisphosphonates
. They sound like a very worthwhile route to follow if you don't do an amputation. I'll add a few things, but with the caveat that my memory is…

…a nice review of the topic. Timberkins had OSA in both front legs (probably both wrists) and was therefore not a candidate for amputation. With bisphosphonates
and a periodic treatments of SRS, he lived well for something like 1 or 1&1/2 yrs. Not too shabby. They happened to live close to CSU, so were…

…between amputation or euthanasia. So you need to try to find the best way to accomplish those thing for the limb: through bone repair (hence bisphosphonates
), tumor reduction or control (radiation), and pain relief (radiation, drugs).

As for spread of the cancer, that is where the other

25 September 2010 9:53 am
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…YOU for sending this piece of information on bisphosphonates
. I have made an appt at Cornell Univ Onocology for Sep 29th to discuss various options including this.  It sound like the option I was looking for

23 September 2010 4:05 pm
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…. How unreal.

Please know that if he truly isn't a candidate, there are better options for helping to relieve his pain. Check out this post about bisphosphonates (be sure to click through to all the links, lots of good info) and see if that's something that you guys can do. In a lot of cases it's helped

22 September 2010 9:44 pm
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… I came across this post you might be interested in:

My Dog is Limping, But No Pain

If you decide against amputation, you can also look into bisphosphonates
and limb sparing.

Bisphosphonates: When Amputation isn’t an Option

Bisphosponates will not get rid of the cancer, but help with better pain

9 September 2010 2:47 pm
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…for that link Charon, we'll add them to our financial resources
list.

As for bisphosphonates
, I understand they are quite expensive but I can't give a firm number. I know that the Zoledronate one that our VCC friends are talking about is

…for all that responded. I am going to talk to the oncologist about the bisphosphonates
option. Does anyone know an approximate cost for this treatment? I have applied for care credit too so that will hopefully help a little.  I also

…treatment you opt for, and even some groups who can help with financial assistance in certain circumstances. Here are some links that might help:

Bisphosphonates can be expensive, but if you happen to live near Santa Fe New Mexico, this clinic has a trial that covers the cost:

Bisphosphonates: When

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20 August 2010 9:02 am
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…Not sure what was wrong with your embedded photo at first, but we fixed it. Chance is beautiful.

You might want to consider asking your vet about Bisphosphonates, an alternative to amputation. If you're anywhere near Santa Fe, the Vet Cancer Care clinic there has a clinical trial available for Zoledronate

21 July 2010 10:14 am
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…not do so well after his limb sparing procedure.

For another amputation alternative watch our video interview with Dr. Mona Rosenberg discussing bisphosphonates. As far as additional tests go, if an oncologist is certain about osteosarcoma, why put Dakota through further painful expensive tests? How

19 July 2010 11:01 am
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…Veterinary Emergency Specialty Center for sharing this information with us. Catch our other VCC and VESC interviews:

VCC / VESC  Interview #3: Bisphosphonates: When Amputation isn’t an Option
VCC / VESC Interview #2: Tripawd Max Does Swimmingly Well

VCC / VESC Interview #1: Dr. Hady Demystifies MRIs

13 July 2010 12:04 pm
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…an informational pamphlet about Bisphosphonates, a canine bone cancer treatment alternative for dogs who may not be ideal candidates for amputation ...

Bisphosphonates Brochure from VCC

July

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1 July 2010 9:58 pm
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csmpez
1 July 2010 9:23 pm
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…information.  I had tried to get PEZ on bisphosphonates
for some time when she was first diagnosed with OSA, but vets, oncologists and surgeons in my area were not open to this treatment, which is why we

csmpez
29 June 2010 9:15 pm
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