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#345967 - 11/15/17 08:54 AM Multiple Myeloma
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Does anyone have any experience with this cancer? Treatment options? Testing? Costs associated with? Remission?

Thanks!

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#345976 - 11/16/17 03:52 AM Re: Multiple Myeloma [Re: LifeAsMe]
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Hi LaM, sorry you or someone you know is dealing with this.

I have no experience, though i've thought a bit about lymphoma since that is a big risk factor for jazz here. I don't have an appreciation for the differences between the blood cancers.

The first thing on my list would be to run a trial of doxycycline for two reasons. The first is that some of these tick diseases will mimic a blood cancer even when the tests are negative. I mean, there were dogs on the tick list with a history of TBD that developed lymphoma that went into remission when treated again with doxy. Another reason I try doxy is because it almost helps with anything, though I didn't find much on it when I quickly googled, but this: http://www.myelomabeacon.com/forum/antibiotics-to-kill-cancer-stem-cells-t4894.html

I saw this (which you may have already seen): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5405162/?report=classic
max was on IV vit C. It made him feel better. He still developed solid tumors from what is thought to be hemangio, but I would still consider it for a blood cancer because of how much better he felt, but I wouldn't hold super high hopes for it.

If you find something promising, please let us know.


Edited by MaxaLisa (11/16/17 03:57 AM)
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K9 TBD info and Tick List Links
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#345977 - 11/16/17 04:00 AM Re: Multiple Myeloma [Re: MaxaLisa]
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From the health archives:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12486404 (doxy)

...and more on the infection and cancer angle, with a few notes written at the bottom:
http://germanshepherdhome.net/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/206775/Re:_Cancer/Lymphoma_and_Infect#Post206775
I was prompted to put all that together because of what seemed to be a lot of dogs on the tick list getting lymphoma.

ETA:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/vcp.12018/abstract


Edited by MaxaLisa (11/16/17 04:12 AM)
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MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

Health Index
K9 TBD info and Tick List Links
http://www.rabieschallengefund.org/

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#345978 - 11/16/17 11:00 AM Re: Multiple Myeloma [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Thanks Lisa. But this is not lymphoma. There are different markers for that cancer. Nothing in the blood work shows infection for this dog. This is either a specific auto immune disease or multiple myeloma.

It is a rare cancer in dogs so it's a long shot to find do anyone with personal experience with it.

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#345992 - 11/17/17 05:39 AM Re: Multiple Myeloma [Re: LifeAsMe]
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You might, for fun, have a vitamin D test run. At least in humans it seems to have some relationship.
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Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

Health Index
K9 TBD info and Tick List Links
http://www.rabieschallengefund.org/

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#345993 - 11/17/17 09:43 AM Re: Multiple Myeloma [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Thanks. Really just looking for personal experience with this disease. Many good vets involved in the testing and treatment.

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