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Old 11-27-2012, 11:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Have any of you had cancer problems? Our middle boxer Winston had to be put down bc he was eat up with cancer. He was 4yrs old. Very emotional loss for my family, 7 months ago. We spent around 2K in tests to find out why he was so sick...cancer...in operable.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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So very sorry for your loss. So sad he developed the cancer so young.

I am dealing with the third round of mast cell tumors in my girl, Gabby. I have not had x-rays done to see if they have spread to her organs or lymph nodes simply because I'm not willing to put her through chemo again. I would rather her be happy to the end of a shorter life than be miserable for a bit more time with me. A part of me will certainly die when she passes on to the rainbow bridge one day...


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We adopted a male 7 years ago who had it. He was guessed to be 9 years old and we only got to have him 8 months. It's a terrible thing to have to go through and I'm so sorry for your loss.


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Old 11-28-2012, 09:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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My last boxer passed at 7 from it. I want to say I just read somewhere that Boxers have a higher cancer rate than any other dog. Can't recall where I saw that.

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It is unfortunately something we have to realize affects our breed I can say that I have been very blessed and have never had to deal with it.

I am very pro active in lump and bump removals and know that one day I too will be faced with this horrible disease with one of my babies.

My heart goes out to those who have already felt heartache and to those who fought a hard battle.
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Our Maggie was diagnosed with lymphoma & it was so bad that we could do nothing but keep her comfortable. It is the hardest decision in the world to make with a fur baby. I know she is waiting for me on the other side. I have days where I jump out of the chair cause I think I hear her bark. I've even had Pheona look. Guess that is Maggie's way of telling us both that she's okay & watching over us.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:18 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Have any of you had cancer problems? Our middle boxer Winston had to be put down bc he was eat up with cancer. He was 4yrs old. Very emotional loss for my family, 7 months ago. We spent around 2K in tests to find out why he was so sick...cancer...in operable.

So sorry for your loss my Gouda had Cutaneous Epitheliotropic T Cell Lymphoma and crossed the bridge 7/19/12. What type of cancer did your pup have?
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:26 AM   #8 (permalink)
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So sorry for your loss, especially such a young dog. It is one of the saddest things to have that diagnosis. What type of cancer was it? My Sarge died in May 2011 from hemangiosarcoma at the age of 11. He had the original tumor removed 1 year prior but it came back with a vengance on the origiinal site, then ears and other spots. It spread internally as well. We were lucky to have him for another year after the surgery as it is a very aggressive cancer.
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Sorry for your loss. Four years is so young. I can't imagine how difficult it must've been for you and your family.

Personally, I haven't had to deal with any cancers yet (knock on wood), but did lose my Riley last year to ARVC which is another disease that effects this breed. Riley also had a few bumps removed, all benign thankfully. He did have a large mass on his left hip which his cardio dr suspected may have been cancerous, but due to his heart condition which we weren't able to stabilize, we were never able to treat it. His heart is ultimately what ended up taking his life.

Right now I'm on boxer #4 with Abby and know that I too will most likely have to deal with cancer with one of them at some point. I'm hoping it never happens, but with this breed I know it most likely will eventually.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:43 AM   #10 (permalink)
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After dealing with cancer for 3+ years with Gouda I was hesitant to get another Boxer...I just wasnt sure I could go through that again. But well, I love the breed and couldnt imagine my life without a Boxer after having Gouda. Kippah is a joy and I'm very glad I rescued her...although at times she plucks my last nerve
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