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Riley - 6 days Post Front Right Leg Amputation Update
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28 September 2023 - 7:49 pm
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Great news! I am very interested in the Alias treatment. I am going to update Lacy’s post in a few minutes. She is in the three month scan phase after amputation and chemo. Need hope or another avenue to pursue. 

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29 September 2023 - 2:49 pm
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Robid,

Unfortunately, I think the ELIAS program needs to be done before the amputation. They get the cancer cells before the amputation. Perhaps, they have changed the protocol, but that is why it was so difficult for us because we had to do the surgery quickly and find a vet that could work with ELIAS. Not easy.

I'm sorry for Lacy. It's such a difficult process for everyone involved.

Take care,

Riley's Dad

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30 September 2023 - 7:01 am
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@robid, Yes, ELIAS needs a tumor sample prepared before/during amputation in order for them to develop the treatment for your dog. However - hope isn’t lost! (As I discovered, also in your position, post-amp.) The Yale EGFR/HER2 vaccine is a cancer immunotherapy that does not require a tumor sample and your Lacy may qualify for it. You can learn more, ask questions, and discuss in this thread.

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30 September 2023 - 8:55 am
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Natalie,

Thanks for sharing this. That's awesome! I was hoping they would reach this point with immunotherapy treatments for tumors in dogs. Wow! 

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30 September 2023 - 9:01 am
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Riley’s Dad -

I know, right?! So exciting. And thanks so much to you too for always mentioning that you’re happy to share your knowledge about ELIAS. It’s truly about each one of us chipping in our bit of the puzzle, isn’t it?

Wishing Riley so much continued good health and life with you -

Natalie & Juno (aka June)

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