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My dog has an oral tumor

May 9th, 2006, 09:24 PM
I just picked Shade up from the vet. She is a 9 year old golden retreiver mix, and my soul mate. She has a mass removed from behind her last molar, and up until now we were pretty optomistic. The vet told us that the tumor looked "angry" and was attached in deep tissue. He doesn't think it is benign, and we are just waiting for test results from the biopsy. He thinks he got all of it, but it may be down into the bone. I could really use some advice right now. I have seen the agony dogs go through with radiation and chemo, and I've done some research and the vet told me that these oral tumors are very aggressive, she may only have another 6 months to a year at the most. If anyone has any knowledge with these kinds of tumors I would appreciate your thoughts. :sad: