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Old May 2nd, 2016, 06:38 PM
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Unhappy Dog has more tumours, don't know what to do

I have an adopted lab mix. She is about 8 to 9 years old. She was spade by the adoption company but they didn't seem to notice the multiple tumours. So she had another surgery a month later to remove two tumours. They determined that she has mamary osteosarcoma with no metastasis to the blood or lungs. However it's been 5 months and another tumour is back in roughly the same spot (around her mamaries).

So the question is, how many chances do we give this? How many times can she be cut open? What happens when you just leave a tumour like this? It is already the size of a golf ball. Money is not an issue for one more go, but neither she nor us can endlessly go through this.
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Old May 3rd, 2016, 11:20 AM
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So sorry you're having to deal with this, Tonytony

If it's already the size of a golf ball, it's high time to have it evaluated by a vet and get some expert opinions. If it hasn't spread, it might still be possible to have it excised completely. The fact that it came back in the about the same spot is maybe a good sign--if it isn't aggressively metastasizing, then it may be cured. But please do go in and hear what the options are. If there's a veterinary teaching hospital within reach, that would be a good choice--typically, clinics associated with vet schools have a lot of experience with many things that regular vets don't see often, and they also usually have access to the best treatments.

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