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29 September 2022 - 6:50 am
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Looking for anyone that has experience treating their dogs cancer with Chlorambucil (Leukeran), chemo treatment. The oncologist is recommending this for Maisie but once again it is a topic that has a lot of conflicting information and opinions on it surrounding the efficacy of chemo in dogs. Her tumor actually turned out to be benign so not cancerous and really a proximity issue. The pathology report indicated there were tumor cells remaining at the margin. With that result there is the possibility it could come back with cells remaining proliferating again. If it does, the surgeon said a couple of options could happen, it comes back at the spine as the amputation was done as close to the spine as could get which would be a real proximity issue or if it came back growing away from the spine, the nerve where it would come back is severed so it may not cause much issue and not bother her. The miotic scale of the tumor was a 2 which means the rate of proliferation is quite slow we’ve been told. We’ve been told chemo is fairly well tolerated in dogs not like humans. The chemo would be a 2 year commitment. Decisions, decisions, decisions…

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29 September 2022 - 12:47 pm
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Do you mean metronomics ? Low dose oral chemo at home?

Its our understanding that metronomic chemotherapy is falling out of favor because data shows it’s not as effective as once believed. See what Colorado State has to say about it:

https://tripawd…..-tripawds/

What about immotherapy cancer vaccines? Has that been discussed? If not it needs to be, it’s one of the most important breakthroughs during the last 20 years for cancer therapy:

https://tripawd…..notherapy/

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29 September 2022 - 12:57 pm
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Quick popmin while trying to do a search.  Jerry, isn’t. (Leukeran) what Katy used on Jackson  for a met???

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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30 September 2022 - 10:09 am
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Don’t miss this popular topic with plenty of feedback – good and bad – about chemotherapy treatments over the years…

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