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    Default Newf just diagnosed with lymphoma!

    Stage 5b. Chemo starts Monday. Please tell me there is hope.

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    I'm sure the vet would not be keen on chemo if there was no hope to improve quality of life (as well as quantity).

    But I have no experience of this.

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    I have known a few dogs with lymphoma, Border collies seem to be a susceptible breed. There have been several that have had treatment and carried on running agility. They went in and out of remission several times and one had a bone marrow transplant. Her owner documented her journey in her blog. You will have to to a bit of scrolling through the blog to follow the treatments and journey.

    Raven, Cypher & Spryte - An Agility Blog

    Wishing you the best it with the treatment. From the dogs I know with lymphoma the treatment has provided some extra good quality time. I lost one of my dogs to a different type of cancer so I know how hard it is. With her treatment would not have improved her quality of life so I had to let her go.

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    we recently had a user join to spread the word about her canine cancer web site...

    she lost a dog to cancer - so she set up a website to provide info in one place on cancer, and also help get candidates for drug trials for dogs.

    This is the website. her user id was Frodofromaus after the dog.

    Dedicated to Canine Cancer Awareness

    I think it even has its own forum for people going through the same thing which might be helpful. I hate to refer people to other (dog) forums but when you've got this kind of stress going on, it can help sometimes.

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    She also though advocates using alternatives (not talking complementary) treatments along with chemo. Due to so many potential interactions this is both irresponsible not to mention dangerous. Anti oxidants, for example, fight chemo. I have had Lymphoma myself and before you decide to supplement ANYTHING whilst your dog is on chemo check it out with scientific studies not anecdotal claims. Natural does not mean harmless. Good luck to you both.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    I hope it all goes well........there is so much you can do now if caught early...sadly for our newfie rescue Tobias it was too late
    Pets are forever

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    I'm very sorry to hear your dog has cancer...I wish I could say there's hope...having lost two of mine to cancer I know there isn't any.
    Chloe & Zorro
    Rottweilers and German Shepherds are Family

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    She also though advocates using alternatives (not talking complementary) treatments along with chemo. Due to so many potential interactions this is both irresponsible not to mention dangerous. Anti oxidants, for example, fight chemo. I have had Lymphoma myself and before you decide to supplement ANYTHING whilst your dog is on chemo check it out with scientific studies not anecdotal claims. Natural does not mean harmless. Good luck to you both.
    Actually she does use alternatives strictly under the agreement of the oncologist. I NEVER NEVER NEVER recommend people used alternative unless their oncologist tells them they are fine. I am constantly posting this warning to ALWAYS ALWAYS check with the oncologist prior to giving your dog anything if they are undergoing chemotherapy or any other cancer treatment. You can check this on my cancer forum.
    http://www.caninecancer.org.au
    Dedicated To Canine Cancer Awareness

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    She also though advocates using alternatives (not talking complementary) treatments along with chemo. Due to so many potential interactions this is both irresponsible not to mention dangerous. Anti oxidants, for example, fight chemo. I have had Lymphoma myself and before you decide to supplement ANYTHING whilst your dog is on chemo check it out with scientific studies not anecdotal claims. Natural does not mean harmless. Good luck to you both.
    Actually she does use alternatives strictly under the agreement of the oncologist. I NEVER NEVER NEVER recommend people use alternative unless their oncologist tells them they are fine to do so. I am constantly posting this warning to ALWAYS ALWAYS check with the oncologist prior to giving your dog anything if they are undergoing chemotherapy or any other cancer treatment. You can check this on my cancer forum.
    http://www.caninecancer.org.au
    Dedicated To Canine Cancer Awareness

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