Our New Documentary, “Radical Hope”
Greetings folks and we hope y’all are doing well! Where did the time go? Halloween is just around the corner and Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season are around the corner. We wanted to catch everyone up on what Clear Canine Cancer has been doing since our last newsletter in May.
In February of 2020, We started pre-production on our third educational documentary, this time on hemangiosarcoma. Now 19 months later we are ready to have another go at it.
The working title of our documentary is called “Radical Hope” because it is one of the most challenging and mysterious diseases that veterinary oncologists face in their practice.
Hemangiosarcoma is an incurable tumor of cells that line blood vessels. A cancer that develops from the blood vessels of the body. Typically, these tumors develop in the spleen, liver, skin, or heart of dogs – although they can occur anywhere in the body.
It accounts for 5-7 percent of all tumors seen in dogs. Hemangiosarcoma is a very aggressive cancer in dogs with a high mortality rate and median survival of 3–6 months and 90% of dogs are deceased one-year post-diagnosis despite surgery and chemotherapy.
Hemangiosarcoma is called “The Silent Killer” because it strikes with no warning. Your dog may seem happy and healthy one day and near death the next.
Fortunately, there is hope, radical hope. It has been three decades since any major advancements have been made in combatting the disease, but there is new research and ideas on the horizon.
We will be visiting researchers and experts in the coming months to discuss their efforts to stop this killer and understand why now is the time for radical hope. Please stay tune for our up coming trailer for “Radical Hope”!