Prairie State Veterinary Clinic

100 Ravinia Place
Orland Park, IL 60462


Inoperable Tumors

My wife, my dog Ebie, and I just returned yesterday, June 14th, 2013, from a week at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The Flint Animal Cancer Institute at CSU is the best animal cancer center in the world. Several weeks ago Ebie was MRI-diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor here in Chicago. Ebie is only 8 years old. This past week Ebie was treated with SRT (Stereotactic Radiation Therapy - think Cyberknife) and he is now home and doing great. The 1,012 mile trip on I-80 from here to CSU is a story of it's own. If anyone out there is told that their pet's cancer is inoperable and you want another option - Connie and I will be glad to sit down with you over a cup of coffee and tell about our experience. It's quite possible for the average person to get their pet this amazing treatment. (Three other places in the US offer this treatment for pets: Gainesville, Florida, Yonkers, New York and San Diego, CA).

MRI and CT scans were "fused" to create the information needed to globally treat Ebie's tumor.

It can take 8 to 30 hours of computer input time to create the most exact treatment protocol. Monday was Ebie's longest day - the day of mapping the tumor and coming up with a plan. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we took him to the vet school at 8 AM for treatment and we were able to pick him up each afternoon and take him back with us each night to the hotel suite. He had no side-effects other than a little sleepiness from the anesthesia each day.   Our best buddy