Not just Holistic, but how to use E: All of the Above!

I made this blog because I did tons of research on success stories and research worldwide and used it on my dog with nasal cancer named Lucy. So, now my hobby is molecular biology. The treatment uses combination of health store supplements, some prescription meds, diet changes, and specific Ayurvedic and Chinese medicinal herbs. I just wanted her to have a better quality of life. I thought this combination of E: All the Above (except no radiation or chemo and surgery for this cancer was not an option) would help that for sure, but it actually put her bleeding nasal cancer in remission!
My approach to cancer is about treating the whole animals biologic system. But I do hate the word 'Holistic'. Sounds like hoo hoo. This is science based, research based data and results of using active herbal compounds that happen to be readily available and common. Some call it Nutriceuticals. Others may call it Orthomolecular cancer therapy. Or Cancer Immunotherapy.
-Slow cancer cell reproduction
-Make cancer cells become easier targets for the immune system
-Kill the cancer cells
-Rid the cancer cells
-Remove the toxins it produces
- Stimulate and Modulate the immune system
-Control secondary symptoms like bleeding, infection, inflammation, mucous, appetite, or pain for a better feeling animal
-Working with your vet for exams and prescriptions that are sometimes needed when conditions are acute.
Just by using a multi-modal treatment approach that is as diverse in attack as possible. Both conventional and natural.
The body conditions that allowed it to develop in the first place must be corrected. If caught early enough, like with Lucy, this ongoing maintenance correctional treatment is all that was required at this point to achieve, so far, more than 10 TIMES the life expectancy given (more than 60 months) after diagnosis WITH remission. I did not use radiation or chemotherapy or surgery.
I hope this cancer research can help your dog as well.

My Lucy

My Lucy
In Loving Memory my Lucy December 2016
CURRENT STATUS - It was for more than 5 YEARS after Lucy was diagnosed by biopsy in March 2011 with nasal cancer that she lived. And she was in remission for 4 of 5 years using no radiation or chemo! Now multiply that by 7 to be 35 years extended!! She was 12.5 years old - equivalent to almost 90 human years old. She ended her watch December 1, 2016. I miss her so much.

April 18, 2011

Holistic Vet visits Lucy at home April 18, 2011

After much research, I find that her path to Quality of Life will not be radiation or chemotherapy. It buys so little time in a dogs life. Remember they age 7 times as fast, so cancers timeline path is 7 times as fast as humans. It MIGHT buy a few months to maybe 8 months *on average*, and your dog will not feel good and it will surely stress them out. Surgery cannot be done on nasal cancer so you cannot remove it and buy time like with some other cancers. Plus, not to sound harsh as I love her dearly, I breach the subject of cost to you of a few weeks of radiation can be thousands of dollars (as in $8K to $10K) and is not done just anywhere. Usually quite a drive to a treatment center usually (unless you live right in a large city or university) and has to be done for a few weeks. Stress and anesthesia(the dog must be verrrry still) for the dog for many days.

I will be going back and forth creating and editing posts previous to this post and some that follow because of my late start on creating this dog cancer blog discussion group. There is sooooo much research I have done, and, as of March, 2012, she is in remission. 12 months after nasal cancer diagnosis. Not only no symptoms at this point but also many months past her so called 'shelf life' expectancy. Wow is right.  I now really feel the need to help others by sharing the information. Information not usually given by regular vets, holistic vets, or it seems oncologists. Even Holistic vets don't use every trick in the book. Not my practitioners, nor many of the people who talked about their journeys I tearfully followed on the many support groups on the web.

I used E. All of the Above, except for of course radiation or chemo.

I wanted to work with a holistic vet because this was the sort of path we were taking and to also verify the hundreds of hours of research I did  trying to pull together all the information into some sort of summary dog cancer treatment from the hundreds of websites, discussion groups, dog cancer clinical trials, etc. on supplements and alternative treatments or even black box prescription medications (a med used for treatment of something not labeled or FDA approved for ).

The holistic vet came and felt I was giving too many supplements and wanted me to just give her 2 herbal formulas that cost $90 a bottle. Ack. Plus, not much confirmation on my research. But Linda at Gold Country Holistic Vet is great very nice vet. Please use her if you live in Nevada County. So after she left I researched the 2 Chinese herbal formulas that I didn't buy because I wanted to think about it. They were " Wei Qi Booster ", an immune system booster, and " Stasis Breaker ", a tumor 'buster'. Anecdotal evidence and testimonials about these were found and I researched each herb in the powdered formulas. Looked good. But I still was going to give Lucy EVERYTHING else. Not taking any chances.

There will be much more to come about Yunan Bai Yao to stop the bleeding itself, Low dose Naltrexone, Antioxidents and when to give them, immune boosters (why give chemo when it will also kill the immune system?), Budwig diet, dog food reviews that align with general cancer needs and more. Please Please stay tuned as I flesh this all out.