|Search tips: Go
to Google. Search for your pet's exact condition. Add additional keywords
such as "feline," "canine," "clincial trials;"
perhaps even your pet's breed. We found a lot of information by searching
"clinical trials meningioma neoplasia." We played around
with different combinations, adding "canine" and "Golden
Retriever." Happy hunting for help.
are links we found during our research. Hope they are helpful to you.
There are cancer links and general disease links.
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A collection of website links covering the topic extensively (includes
other small animals, too.)
This site describes various canine cancers and tries to offer creative
solutions to cover treatment costs.
Geared to humans and produced by a cancer survivor, this site has solid
that can be applied to pets (after all, we are in this together).
Short, sweet and to the point with good links.
One of our favorite sites for holistic animal cancer treatments
Thorough guide to alternative cancer treatments
An informative, easy to understand PowerPoint about cancer in companion
It downloads if you have PowerPoint.
(Oncology) in animals
A good site for getting oriented to resources on the Web.
number of animal food and drug companies, as well as foundations and
veterinary medical schools, conduct clinical trials and research studies.
Here are some sites we found:
(University of Pennsylvania)
Coast Veterinary Oncology
Texas-based treatment and research center offering clinical trials
that may cover your costs. Ask for referrals in your area. Be sure
to check out their Tumor
Tidbits section that outlines current research
in various types of tumors and cancers.
are websites devoted to specific types of cancer and/or breeds.
They may be able to offer veterinary or research contacts.
Search your pet's exact disease or breed on Google.
Here are some examples:
Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Retriever Club of America
Smedley is half "Golden." This breed is especially predisposed
Find out about research and clinical trials geared to this breed.
Another really good overview of causes and treatments of
neoplastic disease in dogs
Course in Canine Mast Cell Tumors
pets' stories -- we don't know these dogs or their owners, but
we found their websites while searching for information. Perhaps
they will prove helpful for your pet. We can't personally vouch
for the efficacy of any claims made.
Story (Bichon Frise)
Beanny, and Weenie (Rottweillers)
Stories of many dogs
General Disease Resources
Homespun collection of sites and lore about pet diseases
in general (not just tumors or cancer)
covering many diseases and treatment options
for companion animals.
One of the oldest, most credible collections of Internet links
and resources on the World Wide Web. Help track down specialists,
research, support systems, you name it.
the Apple and Then Some
A chatty and hopeful look at alternative approaches to diseases
affecting dogs and cats.
Germany is considered a leader
in cancer based research -- both
traditional and alternative. This search engine allows you to search
key terms (lymphoma, tumor, etc.) to find articles on current
breakthroughs in medicine and other sciences.
The mega search engine for research. It can be intimidating, but
this is where you can find abstracts on the latest research. If you
don't know how to look up the full research, your vet will, so print out
what you can. This is how we found the neurosurgeon who did
Smedley's surgery. He helped develop the technique, and wrote it up
in the literature. We found his abstract describing the cutting
(no pun intended) surgery he performed on the same rare tumor
Smedley has. This resource is worth using, and this links you to
a good tutorial. Start with "searching through the search box."
Best part of this unexpected miracle -- the neurosurgeon practiced
in our city! If we could figure it out, so can you!
the abstract we found entitled:
Surgical treatment of an intramedullary spinal cord hamartoma in a dog.
A really fascinating compendium of the latest reported breakthroughs
in disease research. Articles are arranged by disease category, so they
are easy to search. We liked the article about how
dogs appear to be able to sniff out cancer cells!
After all, we're in this battle together.
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