THE INTEGRATIVE TREATMENT OF DOG LYMPHOMA
- All integrative treatments are drawn from human studies on Non-Hodgkins lymphoma, which is very similar to dog lymphoma
- Here are the MOST EFFECTIVE NATURAL TREATMENTS FOR DOG LYMPHOMA, in order of effectiveness. Proven in multiple studies, and ready to go to work for your pet.
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HOW IS DOG LYMPHOMA DIAGNOSED?
- 80% of dogs have enlarged lymph nodes which you can feel under the skin
- Your veterinarian will do a needle aspirate of these lymph nodes to look for cancer
- Some cases of lymphoma occur internally and can be picked up on blood tests
ARE ALL TYPES OF DOG LYMPHOMA CREATED EQUAL?
- There are two types of generalized lymphoma-- B cell and T cell
- The test to tell them apart is called Flow Cytometry, and costs about $400
- B cell lymphoma is more common and less aggressive
- T cell lymphoma is less common but more aggressive
- There are other types of lymphoma that are less common and more benign.
HOW MUCH TIME DOES MY DOG HAVE?
- Without treatment, most dogs survive 1-3 months
- With traditional chemotherapy, survival can be extended to 8-12 mos and occasionally longer. I had one dog going strong at 2 years, but he was an outlier.
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TRADITIONAL CHEMOTHERAPY FOR DOG LYMPHOMA
- Longest survival is with rotational chemotherapy-- The Wisconsin or CHOP protocols
- These involve weekly treatments with oral or injectable chemotherapy
- These treatments typically are given at pet cancer specialists
- Here is a link to a searchable list of pet cancer specialists
- 80-90% of dogs will go into remission for 8-12 months, after which the cancer will generally recur.
- Potential side effects = vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, bone marrow suppression
STEROID THERAPY FOR DOG LYMPHOMA
- High dose steroids will delay the progression of lymphoma
- Should not be used if you are considering traditional chemotherapy
- Cheap and can be given at home
- Will have side effects such as increased thirst, urination, and panting
METRONOMIC CHEMOTHERAPY FOR DOG LYMPHOMA
- A new approach to the treatment of dog lymphoma
- Owners give 1-2 small doses of chemotherapy at home as pills
- Generally very well tolerated with few side effects
- Typically will NOT induce remission, but can be used to extend both quality of life and remission.
- Also useful in pets who did not do well on rotational chemotherapy
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NEW TREATMENTS FOR DOG LYMPHOMA
- Tanovea-- an injectable drug which specifically targets the malignant cells responsible for dog lymphoma
- Autologous Cancer Vaccines-- use a biopsy sample taken from your pet's lymph nodes to develop a vaccine against your pet's cancer.