Neoplasene: A New Weapon
By Teresa Garden, DVM (abridged)
Cancer Rates in Pets are High
Recent vet research suggests that one half of dogs and cats over the age of ten have cancer somewhere in their body. It does not imply that cancer will be their cause of death, only that it is there. It may rear its ugly head enough for it to be discovered or it may not.
When cancer is diagnosed in your pet it can often be treated. Current mainstream approaches are… surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. The problem is that each of these modalities has limitations. There are a few reasons why concerned pet owners may seek alternative cancer treatments for their pet.
A More Natural Alternative
A practical, affordable, and effective alternative treatment for cancer in some pets is Neoplasene. Neoplasene is derived from Sanguinaria canadensis, the bloodroot plant. It can be employed to treat and eradicate fast growing tissue such as warts, benign tumors and malignant tumors.
Neoplasene works by destroying the cell membrane of malignant cells. Neoplasene will cause necrosis of the tumor, and it will inhibit (metastases or spreading). It does this while at the same time sparing healthy cells and tissues. This is a huge advantage over typical chemotherapeutic drugs.
Topical, Injectable and Oral Bloodroot!
Various forms of Neoplasene (topical salve, injection, oral liquid) are available to veterinarians. Which form to use depends on the location, size, and shape of the tumor but not the type of cancer. Treatment protocol is independent of cancer cell type.
How the Salve is Used
Neoplasene salve can be topically applied to relatively small tumors in the skin or subcutaneous tissue. The treated area is bandaged for 24 hours and then the salve is removed. The tumor will start to die away in 4-5 days after which an open wound will need to be managed for approximately 1-2 weeks.
For relatively large skin and subcutaneous tumors injectable Neoplasene X is employed. The area of tumor is clipped and cleaned and small amounts of Neoplasesne X are injected at multiple sites into the tumor. After 5-7 days the tumor will undergo necrosis (cell death). At this time follow-up treatment with the salve or oral Neoplasene is indicated. It may require several weeks to get resolution of a large tumor and will require managing an open wound.
The Oral Form
The liquid oral form of Neoplasene is indicated for use for internal tumors and for cancers that have metastasized. (It is often employed as follow-up to Neoplasene salve or injection). It circulates throughout the body causing death of cancer cells. It may be used for several months or even lifetime depending on the type of cancer.
Neoplasene can be a viable alternative treatment modality for cancer in pets deemed too risky for surgery. Many thousands of clinical applications have been accomplished. Private practitioners, as well as veterinary oncologists, have employed Neoplasene to help their small and large animal cancer patients. To learn more visit www.buckmountainbotanicals.net
Dr. Teresa Garden is chief veterinarian/owner of Animal Health & Healing, a full-service holistic and conventional veterinary practice in the Maplewood / Richmond Heights area. Phone: 314-781-1738. AnimalHealthandHealing.com