In the three years since I first entered the world of canine cancer, I have been amazed at the increase in the number of websites and organizations who have committed themselves to sharing information about dog cancers and helping those whose lives have been touched by this devastating disease. When my bulldog Georgia was first diagnosed with lymphoma, there were relatively few places to go for quality information about different cancer types, and it was a very helpless feeling.
Apparently, there are others who felt the same way and people willing to share their expertise on specific cancer types. While Georgia’s Legacy does not exclusively deal with one cancer type, I definitely feel like an expert in lymphoma, having lived and breathed canine lymphoma for 13 months while Georgia fought her brave battle. But, each type of cancer has its own idiosyncrasies and challenges and in many cases, those who have “been there” can provide the best guidance and advice. So, I am always happy to find a new resource that can help pet guardians learn more about the specific type of cancer their dog faces.
For those dealing with canine osteosarcoma, or bone cancer, there is an excellent website called Bone Cancer Dogs. This site is filled with great information on bone cancer treatments, pain management and stories about other pups who have faced this cancer, as well as links to online discussion forums specifically regarding canine bone cancer. Given that osteosarcoma can be such an aggressive form of cancer, this website provides a great foundation for you to learn more about this disease so you can be more educated when evaluating treatment options and working with your vet or oncologist.
To learn more about bone cancer in dogs, visit www.bonecancer.dogs.org.
For information about Georgia’s Legacy and to find general canine cancer information and support, visit www.fightcaninecancer.com.