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.

January 7, 2014

Mediastinal and other T-cell Lymphoma in dogs

Mediastinal T-cell Lymphoma in dogs

Mediasintal doesn't present with surface lumps -- the tumour develops between the lungs and heart then spreads throughout the lymph system. Usually given 3 - 6 weeks to live... 8 - 12 weeks best case without any treatment by a vet with chemo for weeks.
Other B and T cell Lymphomas
Untreated dogs have an average survival time of 60 days.[14] Lymphoma with a histologic high grade generally respond better to treatment but have shorter survival times than dogs with low grade lymphoma.[6] Dogs with B-lymphocyte tumors have a longer survival time than T-lymphocyte tumors.[1] Mediastinal lymphoma has a poorer prognosis than other types, especially those with hypercalcemia.[
This is vet untreated but...... 
 Actually most human lymphoma treatments are first tested on animals so it isn't difficult trying to find references to canine lymphoma research and treatment options. I also tried to cross reference between natural and regular medicine sites where possible. I tried to use my own common sense, and my open my mind to new concepts as long as there was enough research to back it up.  
Differences in pills given for Lymphoma compared to Lucy nasal cancer so far in my re-analysis for this specific cancer:
-Lucy nasal cancer protocol includes mushroom based immune boosters (ie. Cordeceps, and a multi -mushroom variety) because while they may benefit most cancer patients, they also trigger t-cells which may not be the best thing for T-cell lymphomas. 
-GENISTEIN supplements ( google it as canine lymphoma genistein and see what comes up). Genistein is an isoflavone extracted from soybeans. If you google it you'll find page after page of promising research -- especially on lymphoma and t-cell lymphoma. Among other things it caused the death of cancer cells without harming healthy ones. (Something chemo or radiation DON"T do)
I found one source so far that is pure genistein costs alot but it is pure and likely near what researchers use due to dosage and pureness

-I also have Lucy on Melatonin--- Good for many cancers like hers. but NOT for lymphoma -- or at least, evidence for leukemia and lymphoma patients is not complete, but early evidence suggests it may be better for those cancers than the patient. Therefore -- don't use that one.
-If there is no bleeding, you don't need the Yun Nan Bai Yao herbs.
-Do not give Bone Essentials- it is not needed for one and may be bad for elevated calcium level dogs. I do need to research this more.
 In fact, there are other things on her list I also would not give for Lymphoma due to too much T-cell boosting that other cancers actually need so just for now give the below basics till more research is done to list specific for lymphoma :
I would say go with the IP6, Colostrum, the key Antioxidant Resveretrol, Flax Oil and Cottage Cheese snacks, a good Fish oil (Salmon) liquid added to meals, Milk Thistle for lymphatic drainage, Moducare, and Genestein. I get all these from swansonvitamins except that genestein from Luckyvitamin.
Keeping giving good human-quality food, warmed with warm water, and exercise(just get him to go outside for a bit at least) him every day. And be positive around your pet -- if you are depressed, they'll pick up on it and be down themselves. I think those are the basics.
 Genestein info below

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  • Soy Protein | VCA Animal Hospitals

    Genistein is found in other plants as well, including red clover, and is one of the ... The potential benefits of soy proteins in dogs and cats are largely ... No similar products for the treatment of lymphoma in animals have yet been developed.

  • Soy May Aid In Treating Canine Cancers - Science Daily

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  • Soy May Aid In Treating Canine Cancers

    Apr. 11, 2009 — Researchers at North Carolina State University are looking to soy as a way to make traditional canine cancer therapy more effective, less stressful for the dog and less costly for the owners.

    Dr. Steven Suter, assistant professor of oncology, and NC State colleagues studied genistein - a molecule found in soy that has been shown to be toxic to a wide variety of cancer cells in humans - to determine whether it would also inhibit the growth of canine lymphoma cells.
    The researchers found that a commercially available form of genistein called GCP was effective in killing canine lymphoid cells in a laboratory setting, and that GCP is "bioavailable" in canines - meaning it is absorbed into the bloodstream where it can affect cancer cells in the body. The researchers hope that their findings will lead to the use of GCP for their canine patients in conjunction with traditional cancer treatments like chemotherapy.
    The researchers' findings were published in Clinical Cancer Research.
    "Humans have been using soy in conjunction with traditional chemotherapy for some time as a chemo potentiator," Suter says. "This means that the GCP makes the chemotherapy work more efficiently and faster, which translates to less stress on the patient and less money spent on chemotherapy."
    Since dogs absorb GCP in much the same way that humans do, Suter hopes that veterinarians will be able to offer this therapy to canine patients in the near future.
    "Since GCP is a dietary supplement, it is harmless to patients," he adds. "Plus it's inexpensive and easy to administer in a pill form. There's really no downside here."