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Author Topic: Treatment Experiences for Vaccine related fibrosarcoma  (Read 2693 times)
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ChelseaSkye
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« on: September 12, 2007, 05:00:36 PM »

My mother has a 7 year old male cat, Shakespere.  He was recently disgnosed with vaccine related fibrosarcoma.  He had a very large tumor removed from his side and the vet felt they had good margins and the surgery was successful.  However, the expert consultant in Seattle said that with surgery only, life expectancy is 6months-1year, with chemo and radiation 1-3yrs.  My mom is having a hard time deciding what is best.  I suggested consulting with a homeopathic vet as well.  I have 4 cats of my own so I can relate to what she's going through.  Does anyone have any experience with going through any of the treatments I mentioned here or other alternative ideas.  Thanks for your help.  The vet she's been seeing is in Tacoma, Washington.
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JJ
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2007, 09:02:24 PM »

My previous dog had a nerve sheath tumor from a vaccine related site. Removed tumor, pathologist said it was cancer, did radiation (lots of money for that $6,000.00), should have just removed her leg and avoided all the pain and still had to remove leg anyway. She survived cancer and ended up with kidney problems - probably from a lifetime of adulterated, low nutritional (even though co. stated it was top of the line food) pet food. Found out if you do the radiation route pet needs high protein food in order to heal the site where radiation is done. Remember radiation is the equivalent of 2nd degree burns to the skin. Other option is to feed the pet as healthy, organic, grain free diet as possible and skip the cancer treatments. So that is route I took and current dog is fed organic, wholesome, home cooked food. Hope all works out well for your mom's cat and for her too.
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MrsP
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2007, 06:52:47 AM »

My BeauCat had a tumor for VAS removed 18 months ago.  He's 12 years old, weighs about 12 lbs.  He's in pretty good shape.  I did not have chemo or radiation done because of his age and because of the side effects.  He's still going strong!
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2007, 08:26:33 PM »

ChelseaSkye, I am sorry to hear of the diagnosis... I know how frustrating and scary it is to read life expectancy statistics after a diagnosis!!  Have you ever considered Natural Cellular Defense?  Its Zeolite in liquid form...  it helps with cancer if used in high doses.  It is quite spendy though. 
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5CatMom
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2007, 02:44:45 AM »

ChelseaKye,

So sorry to hear about Shakespere.  Hope your Mom is able to get him well again.

Just curious, but what brand of vaccine was he given, and what was the shot for?

By any chance, was the vaccine by Fort Dodge?

5CatMom

 
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ChelseaSkye
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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2007, 05:15:45 PM »

Thanks for all your responses, I've been forwarding them all to my mother who has been struggling with treatment decisions.  The vaccination location appears to have been the rabies site and my mom lives in the Seattle area.  Thanks again.  Please keep your comments coming.
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