In a 2007 paper about artemisinin for canine cancer treatment, by Dr. Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA, Director of the Colorado State University Center for Comparative and Integrative Pain Medicine, writes:
“Can a Chinese herb cure cancer? Could an herb that kills cancer cells also be safe? The answer to these two questions is “maybe.”
This free downloadable article about artemisinin, which first appeared in Veterinary Practice News, gives a good overview of artemisinin for the layperson even though it was written for veterinary professionals. If you’ve ever thought about pursuing treatment with this two thousand year old herb originally intended for malaria treatment, we recommend downloading Dr. Robinson’s paper. You can also talk to others about artemisinin and treating their dog’s cancer with it, in the Yahoo Artemisinin Group.
As always, this information is not to be substituted for professional veterinary advice or to be construed at treatment guidelines. Always consult your vet about any canine cancer treatments you wish to pursue.