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… and pain will usually get much worse faster than the cancer spreads. Of course, every dog is different, and there are alternatives available like bisphosphonates
and braces to help prevent or delay serious injury from the inevitable pathological fracture from bone tumors.

While you wait for comments from

28 November 2017 6:10 pm
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… and pain will usually get much worse faster than the cancer spreads. Of course, every dog is different, and there are alternatives available like bisphosphonates
and braces to help prevent or delay serious injury from the inevitable pathological fracture from bone tumors.

While you wait for comments from

28 November 2017 2:51 pm
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…said

Oh, you might want to ask your oncologist about cyber knife radiation (Hazel the Great Dane did it), bisphosphonates
(Hazel did it too) doxorubicin (Eurydice did it) and vinorelbine, another drug my girl's oncologist advised. 

If you want more details about

27 November 2017 5:33 pm
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… you might want to ask your oncologist about cyber knife radiation (Hazel the Great Dane did it), bisphosphonates
(Hazel did it too) doxorubicin (Eurydice did it) and vinorelbine, another drug my girl's oncologist advised. 

If you want more details about

26 November 2017 1:18 pm
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…by Flo's Mom but Archa's Mom (who sees the same oncologist in Lyon) told me today she is now on Endoxan too.

I am not sure whether she stopped bisphosphonates
or added metronomics
to it. 

Will let you know if I find out.

Thank so much for your precious advice and for rooting for Archa and Flo

17 October 2017 3:38 pm
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… wise and positive support.

I'm sorry to hear that Flo has osteosarcoma. I'm sure they will make the best decision for Flo. My sister is on bisphosphonates
which have proven to support and hang on to the calcium in the bones. She keeps wondering why I compare her to dogs.  It's the live in the moment

10 October 2017 8:21 pm
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…said

...Bisphosphonates treatment

It's great to hear vets are finally making this option more readily available!

Bisphosphonates: When Amputation isn’t an Option

(Zoledronate video interview and related reading)

Please keep us posted on the selected treatment plan and

10 October 2017 1:37 pm
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Views: 3130

…the lower part of her hip after all  so she was given 2 options.

1. Amputation including  removal of a portion of the hip plus chemo.

2. Bisphosphonates treatment

This is a palliative treatment designed to try to prevent bone demineralisation (weakening or destruction of the bone). 

It seems to

10 October 2017 11:01 am
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…behind bisphosphonates for feline bone tumors is sparse. But while searching for palliative care pain management
of feline bone cancers, I came across this one study…

…about bisphosphonates
for cats with limb cancers.

If you find others please add to this discussion.

Pamidronate Disodium for Palliative Therapy of Feline Bone

28 July 2017 5:52 pm
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…does what it does.

My heart aches for you, I know this is a blow. Yes, there are other things you can do like palliative care with radiation and bisphosphonates and maybe even limb sparing as River and his humans pursued. Let us know what the onco vet says and if you want to talk, remember we and the

14 July 2017 2:12 pm
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…drug but there are better ones available. Ask your regular vet for something you can use in combination.

Has anyone discussed the option of bisphosphonates
with you? When a dog isn't an amputation candidate, bisphosphonates
can provide good quality of life. Here's one member whose dog is going…

…through palliative care with bisphosphonates, chemo and radiation therapy.

In most circumstances if a member's dog is otherwise healthy, amputation would be a no brainer. When it comes to

…to hear about the lung mets and possibly in the spine. I'm also hoping for improvements for your Kiwi.

I'm not sure if bisphosphonates
would help at this time: http://tripawds.....an-option/

From the article Zoledronate has been helpful for pain control.

Wishing you

9 June 2017 4:04 pm
Topic: Limber Tail
Posts: 26
Views: 2198

…Travis and Ralph in the waiting area, too funny. Today is his human momma's birthday, I can't wait to hear about the reunion!

Now, about the bisphosphonates
treatment... that's exciting. We have our paws crossed it helps. Thank you for sharing all of the onco's recommendations for the HO condition.

8 June 2017 9:18 am
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…for better ways to treat cancer in pets, without breaking the bank or sacrificing quality of life (for example, in this blog post she discussed bisphosphonates
: Bisphosphonates: When Amputation isn’t an Option

We first met her when Jerry was being treated by she and her partner, Dr. Mullins, who is no

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…he is lame.  He is responding to nsaids but corns don't respond to that.  We started him on K9 Immunity
Plus last night.

If anyone knows of any bisphosphonates
studies on the east coast, please let me know.  I don't know if we can afford zoledronic acid every month.  That is more than our mortgage.  

I

16 February 2017 10:16 am
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…will chime in here too. 

Forward thinking oncologists have been using it for quite a few years. Here's an article we shared a while back:

Bisphosphonates: When Amputation isn’t an Option
Meanwhile, tell us more about why your onco is recommending it. We'd love to hear more about your current/future

11 January 2017 11:34 am
Topic: Zolendronate
Posts: 6
Views: 1464

…life. I know you don't want doctors to interfere, but creating a good pain control plan with your vet is the best way to ensure he's not hurting. Bisphosphonates are a bone-building drug that can also help reduce pain longer than without. It's a simple (but not inexpensive) infusion and doesn't usually

27 December 2016 10:20 am
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…gets worse, the chemo will not help with the pain.  Pups who are not good candidates for amputation are sometimes treated with radiation therapy or bisphosphonates.  It's great the meds are helping with the pain now but you will continually have to increase the dosages and with bone cancer there is a point when

…new Julie and Ginger! I also live in Canada, on Vancouver Island and it sound like you are getting great care for Ginger. I'm so glad you tried the bisphosphonates
. My sister is also on them and I've read really positive outcomes for people and dogs. Science sure can be wonderful in helping the ones we love.

17 November 2016 9:28 am
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…do come up here every so often. I'm sure Rene and Jim can provide you with this information. 

I wanted to mention that you might want to explore bisphosphonates
, the bone strengthening drugs, with the option you choose. I have two friends go on it recently for cancer and osteoporosis and the research looks

13 November 2016 9:40 am
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…wishes for Ginger, you are not intruding at all. Ask your vet about Bisphosphonates, and consider consulting with Orthopets about a brace to help protect the limb.

Bisphosphonates: When Amputation isn’t an Option

Others will

…a second opinion is always good.  I suspect if I were in your shoes, I'd be looking into zoledranate.  Here's a link to a clinicians brief titled Bisphosphonates for Osteosarcoma.  ( http://www.clin.....teosarcoma)  It contains info on the full paper.  There's also an interesting paper on humans,…

…a while for the dog, and still going for the people.  In my research, it appears to be most successful when the primary tumor is still there. Plus bisphosphonates
are bone builder (think Fosamax for old ladies.) It may be a way to prolong comfort and possibly slow the metastases. 

So sorry to hear about

19 October 2016 9:40 pm
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…said

Hi,
If I were in your shoes, I would look into bisphosphonates, and zolodranate in particular. 

Here is a Clinician Brief, sort of a summary on a research paper. http://www.clin.....teosarcoma. The…

…and metastasis in the lungs http://www.ncbi.....MC4848872/

I did lots of other digging, too, but will sort of summarize my take.  Bisphosphonates are most effective if the primary tumor is still there, e.g., no amputation. It may actually have a negative in conjunction with amputation. They…

…  It held mets at bay for a while in the papers cited.

Peace,

Jenifer & Milo 

  

Very interesting...the University vet mentioned bisphosphonates
in conjunction with radiation, but I will check about that being a standalone treatment as well. Thanks!

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Hi,
If I were in your shoes, I would look into bisphosphonates, and zolodranate in particular. 

Here is a Clinician Brief, sort of a summary on a research paper. http://www.clin.....teosarcoma. The…

…and metastasis in the lungs http://www.ncbi.....MC4848872/

I did lots of other digging, too, but will sort of summarize my take.  Bisphosphonates are most effective if the primary tumor is still there, e.g., no amputation. It may actually have a negative in conjunction with amputation. They

If I were in your shoes, I would consider bisphosphonates
, and zoledranate in particular. 

Here is a Clinician Brief, sort of a summary on a research paper. http://www.clin.....teosarcoma. The…

…and metastasis in the lungs http://www.ncbi.....MC4848872/

I did lots of other digging, too, but will sort of summarize my take.  Bisphosphonates are most effective if the primary tumor is still there, e.g., no amputation. It may actually have a negative in conjunction with amputation. They

5 September 2016 10:25 am
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2 August 2016 12:52 pm
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…! For anyone else interested in bisphosphonates
, don't miss our oncologist video interview...

Bisphosphonates: When Amputation isn’t an Option
And this informative pamphlet from the Veterinary Cancer Care center in Santa Fe, NM...

Bisphosphonates

2 August 2016 12:47 pm
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…and are still fighting the good fight.

If we hadn't made it into the Tufts clinical trial, I was seriously contemplating amputation folllowed by bisphosphonates
as a course of treatment given the cost and side effects.  I think there is some interesting new research and results starting to trickle in.

It

2 August 2016 12:26 pm
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