K9 Mast Cell Tumor Stage Three
My boy Niko is 6 years old. He is a bull terrier mix.
He had a mast cell tumor removed a few weeks ago. (12/18/12) It was near his belly, right flank. It is stage three. :(
An ultrasound today revealed NO additional ABNORMAL CELLS.
They aspirated his liver and spleen to search for microscopic disease.
The results come next week. Vinblastine (chemo) was recommended. Says it works even better for microscopic cases. It is super expensive but it works for 50% of dogs treated. Also a major plus is only 5% of dogs treated have ANY side effects!
But I would like to try natural methods first. Any suggestions? Any one with a similar situation?
Niko is strong and happy and vibrant. Fully recovered from his surgery. Eating well. Not losing weight.
He does have two suspicious bumps on his skin that look different from his hives. Very small but definitely suspect! I need immediate HELP!
I am thinking about cannabis oil as a possible emergency measure. Any experience preparing or using cannabis oil to treat cancer?
Niko is like a son to me and I can't really deal with the thought of losing him right now. If you can offer me any advice or even tell me about your dog's cancer I would appreciate it.
Much love to everyone fighting this battle.
I will continue to post updates as I begin treatment and diet changes.
(Submitted Friday, Jan. 04, 2013)