Effective alternative treatments for cancer in cats – hemp, cbd, turmeric, frankincense, etc.

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I saw that you have given hemp oil to cats. My cat was just diagnosed with fibrosarcoma and had his entire leg amputated. The histology indicates that doc was not able to get all of the cancer cells. My “son” is 12 years old and weighs about 16lbs. (My 15yo dd’s cat, actually, I just pay the bills.) I have not yet met with the oncologist at the vet’s office (next week), so I don’t know that they’re opposed to alternative treatments, but I know I can’t afford chemo and I hate its side effects. I’ve been trying to research, but coming up with a lot of contradictory information with regard to fibrosarc, as well as treatment options and alternative therapies. I’m all about quality of life over quantity, so I don’t want to do more harm than good. Are any of these products going to help? Would it be a waste of money? Is it better to administer them topically to the affected muscles, internally (dosage?) or both? Is any better than others? Given competing resources, what should I focus on? I have so many questions that I don’t really even know what to ask, but any info or advice you can offer will be so very appreciated. Thank you, in advance, for taking the time and sharing your knowledge.

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Asked on February 14, 2016 5:28 pm


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We use alternative therapy only in conjunction with conventional chemotherapy unless the chemotherapy causes severe adverse effects. Quality is our first concern as well; therefore, we will stop chemotherapy if it adversely effects the pet. At the Sanctuary we have used hemp oil and turmeric most consistently.

Both are given internally, not topically. I believe they extend life but they do not cure cancer. Multiple surgeries are often employed, if there is an opportunity to remove all of the primary tumor with additional surgery.

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Posted by Dr. Gaylord Brown
Answered on February 21, 2016 1:21 am