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Treatment Name: Cytoxan etc. (cyclophosphamide)

Treatment Type: Medications

Rated for: German Shepherd Dog

Effectiveness
0.5
/ 5
Easy to use
5.0
/ 5

Not much help for HCC

Vuk Ignjic DVM

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2.8

Posted May. 1, 2018

Hepatocellular carcinoma is generally considered "chemo-resistant" and adjunct postoperative chemotherapy usually doesn't make much difference in survival. There are a few studies which have shown that gemcitabine or mitoxantrone used as single agent chemotherapeutic increased survival times, or even lead to a complete resolution (1/4 dogs in the study with mitoxantrone). These two are definitely promising and should be investigated further, however, cyclophosphamide hasn't really been shown to be an effective treatment for HCC.

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