Online Lymphoma Guide
Memory Living On to Help Others
We wish we could have met this special boy here, only able
to learn about his him through the beautiful webpages
created by his adoring mom. Berry was born in April 1996 and
then rescued by the Delaware Valley
Golden Retriever Rescue in October 1999. Sadly, it was after
only being with his new forever family for three months that
Berry was diagnosed with lymphosarcoma (lymphoma). Through
the expertise of Veterinary Hospital at the University of
Pennsylvania and unbelievable support of his family, Berry
was able to remain with his family almost four more years.
Berry: Up Close and Personal
Berry's Diagnosis & Treatment
Berry's Top Ten Treatment Tips are for those dealng with Canine Lymphosarcoma that
have been given the much-coveted BerryDog Seal of
Approval. Just CLICK ON each of the tips below to learn
- Investigate symptoms of lymphoma.
- Learn about lymphoma and its
- Talk to other owners whose dogs
- Get the best evaluation and care
- Be an advocate in your dog’s
- Recognize that your dog’s disease,
and response to treatment, are unique.
- Expect an emotional roller
- Be prepared for things to get
worse before they get better.
Accept that your dog’s appearance
may change during chemotherapy.
Rejoice that Dog Life goes on
EVERY DAY IS A GOOD DAY: Berry The Dog’s Guide to Living with Lymphosarcoma
The author of this wonderful book says that this book was
written to transform a painful experience. Like your dog,
Berry was able to take goodness and light with him wherever
he went. Through this special handbook, Berry's death is
transformed into knowledge. And, this knowledge is helping
others, his memory living on each time its words are read.
Dedication and Acknowledgements
Hearing a Lymphoma Diagnosis
Searching for the Road to Remission: Surviving the first
month of treatment
Dealing with and Interpreting the News: Translating the
language of lymphoma
Choosing a Treatment Setting: Veterinarians, oncologists,
and teaching hospitals
Working on the Treatment Team: Your role as a caregiver
Understanding the Treatment Process I: Examinations & tests
Understanding the Treatment Process II: Drugs and drug
Mapping the Emotional Landscape: Knowing yourself and
Discussion and Support Groups
shatter hope, corrode faith or silence courage, Nor can it invade the soul or conquer the
Yahoo Discussion Group: Canine
Cancer Comfort — This group provides support, comparison of treatment methods,
(conventional or otherwise) and the experiences of those owners whose dogs have been
diagnosed with any type of cancer.
Discussion Group: Endless Love — This group provides bereavement type support for
people who have pets with cancer.
Discussion Group on Canine Bone Cancer
— This group's discussions will focus on
the treatment of bone cancer in dogs. This includes traditional therapies such as surgery,
radiation therapy and chemotherapy, and alternative therapies, such as nutritional
Yahoo Discussion Group on Bone Cancer
This group is dedicated to dogs
with osteosarcoma and other bone cancers and to the
guardians who never give up the fight. You can share
experiences, research information and treatment options
Yahoo Discussion Group on
Canine Brain Tumors — This group is for those seeking information about brain
tumors in dogs. It will be a group for information as well as support.
Delphi Forum Pet Cancer Support Group
Group: Canine Cancer —
The number of
canines that are diagnosed with cancer is on the rise. This
list is limited to people who currently have a dog that has
been diagnosed with cancer, or are waiting for a definitive
diagnosis. Discussions will focus on the treatment of cancer
in dogs, rather than cause and prevention. This includes
traditional and alternative treatments and therapy.
Yahoo Discussion Group on
Companion Animal Care - Naturally
— This group provides tips on holistic home health
care for companion animals using diet and nutrition, herbs, homeopathy, and so
Discussion Group on Pets for Homeopathy —
This group is a place for sharing
information and stories of healing with homeopathy and all alternative healing modalities
with our pets. Please know that all methods of practice are honored.
Discussion Group on Animal News — This group provides the "Animal News
Gazette," a free monthly newsletter by e-mail dedicated to animals everywhere and the
people who love and care for them. Learn how holistic treatments like acupuncture and
chiropractic are helping animals. Increase your awareness of steps you can take towards
emergency preparedness for you and your animals.
Yahoo Discussion Group on K9 Kitchen —
This group from Monica Segal discusses raw and cooked
canine diets with a focus on individual needs. Other topics
include appropriate nutritional supplements based on dietary
requirements, treat recipes, reading material and holistic,
traditional and complimentary approaches. Whether your dogs
are already on a raw diet, home-cooked diet or you're
searching in order to learn more, we welcome and encourage
you to share your experiences, ask questions and help
Yahoo Discussion Group on Dog
Nutrition — This is an all purpose group, concerning the feeding, health and
nutritional needs of dogs. It will include both general as well as breed specific needs,
Do's & Don'ts, Personal experiences, cooking foods & snacks for your dog and
information direct from dog food manufacturers on their products.
Yahoo Discussion Group on
Totally Home Cooking — This is a group on dog nutrition and health. Here you can
find out how to start, share recipes, get new recipes, and find new food suppliers and