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25 November 2012 - 8:55 am
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Hi there,

 

We have been on the forum before when we were considering amputation for our Tassie.  We were advised to remove the tumor which is on her front elbow instead of amputation.  We have and she is recovering from her surgery slowly.  My question:  does anyone on the forum have any information on stage 3 soft tissue sarcoma, which is what Tassie has?  We are leaning towards chemo (a weekly dose, will know more on Monday) and also Artiminsin.  Any info. on the type of cancer Tassie has and what you did to combat it is greatly appreciated!  Love, love this forum……

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25 November 2012 - 7:32 pm
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Glad to hear Tassie’s recovery is going well and she did not have to lose her leg.  I don’t have any experience with cancer — my Daisy is an amp due to arthritis.  I think others on here have dealt with STS so hopefully they will chime in with their experiences.

Marla and Daisy

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25 November 2012 - 10:39 pm
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daisygirl said
Glad to hear Tassie’s recovery is going well and she did not have to lose her leg.  I don’t have any experience with cancer — my Daisy is an amp due to arthritis.  I think others on here have dealt with STS so hopefully they will chime in with their experiences.

Marla and Daisy

Thanks for your reply Marla, so glad Daisy is doing well………….. 

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26 November 2012 - 5:42 pm
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Hi, our pup had a different type of cancer, so I can’t help there, but here is a link to a post I did about using artemisinin .

http://nutritio…..temisinin/

If you are going to do chemo, it’s recommended to wait to give the artemisinin until the chemo is done – at least that was the recommendation a year or so ago when we were deciding what to do about Abby. The researcher I emailed with said the two had not been studied together and therefore he didn’t recommend giving both at the same time.

Best of luck and keep us posted on how Tassie is doing!

Jackie, Angel Abby’s mom

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26 November 2012 - 8:08 pm
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AngelAbbysMom said
Hi, our pup had a different type of cancer, so I can’t help there, but here is a link to a post I did about using artemisinin .

http://nutritio…..temisinin/

If you are going to do chemo, it’s recommended to wait to give the artemisinin until the chemo is done – at least that was the recommendation a year or so ago when we were deciding what to do about Abby. The researcher I emailed with said the two had not been studied together and therefore he didn’t recommend giving both at the same time.

Best of luck and keep us posted on how Tassie is doing!

Jackie, Angel Abby’s mom

Thanks so much for your post Jackie.  I had already tracked down your  blog and read it with great interest!

 

Sharon

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28 November 2012 - 7:30 pm
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Hi Sharon, I’m sorry I missed your post. Exactly what type of soft tissue sarcoma does she have?  

If you search through the forums for “soft tissue sarcoma” you’ll find lots of posts from folks who have coped with this type of cancer, but if you can let us know the specific type she has you might be able to narrow down your search results.

Have you tried searching through our Tripawds Nutrition Blog for some diet tips? Lots of good info there!

Also, for a general education on dog cancer, we always recommend the Dog Cancer Survival Guide, which covers all aspects of cancer care, nutrition, etc. It’s an awesome resource and we refer to it here almost daily. Our Tripawds Amazon blog also has lots of good resources too.

Keep us posted on how your oncologist visit goes. Remember to write down all of your questions in a book before you get there, and ask everything you need to ask to feel comfortable about your decision. 

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28 November 2012 - 9:21 pm
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Sharon:

 

Our Rusty was diagnosed with a very high grade 3 fibrosarcoma almost three years ago.  Because of its advanced stage (previous vet mis-diagnosed) we had no choice other than amputation of his left hind leg followed by a year of Chemotherapy.  See my blog rusty.tripawds.com for the complete details of the chemo regimen.  Rusty’s prognosis was 30 days without amputation and 18 to 36 months with amputation and Chemotherapy.  We are 34 months post surgery and the cancer has not returned; unfortunately, the side effects of the Chemotherapy resulted in Rusty developing Fanconi Syndrome (which affects the kidneys), totally treatable and controllable with diet and medication.  He was doing fine until this August when he went into liver failure, which is a result of a birth defect (liver shunt) complicated by the chemo.  His current prognosis is terminal, which is disappointing as he has won his battle with cancer.

Based on Rusty’s results, his cancer was treatable and controlled with amputation and Chemotherapy.  If not for the birth defect of his liver, he would probably have lived several years beyond his original prognosis.  Good luck in your treatment program for Tassie; hopefully she will be right up there with Rusty when it comes to kicking cancer’s butt.

 

Chuck & Rusty

Rusty is a Labradoodle who was diagnosed with level 3 Fibrosarcoma on January 16th, 2010 and had his left hind leg amputated on January 25th, 2010 five days before his 18 month birthday. Please see Rusty's blog @rusty.tripawds.com.  He is putting up one heck of a fight against this terrible disease.

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