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Old 10-07-2008, 10:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Boxer Diagnosed with Mast cell Tumor PICS n MOVIE

Im acutally new to the forums.. wished i would have joined sooner to prevented all this. but as of
today my Vet diognosed my Liiy boxer with a Mast cell tumor around the Spleen

I understand surgery chemo and radiation are the way to go with this treaments. but the life expectancys i see are 12 weeks 13 and 15 weeks after treatments...

is theyre anybody out there with the words of wisdom that can give me any information on natural suppliments in Reducing the size of the tumor

I had my boxer since 98 so it will be 11 years since i had her..

she is still responsive, full of life, and eating well by the Vet.

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Old 10-07-2008, 10:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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welcome to the forums, sorry that it wasn't on better terms.. I do not know much about this issue, but your baby is adorable, and i hope the future looks a bit brighter. Im sure others on here could give you more help.
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thank you... i just want some natural suppliments for dogs like in Humans. in treatments of cancer growth...

as old as my dog is i dont really think the numerous treatments are gonna last her.

any help will do.. any boxer guru that can give me any info on it so far i just keep getting Surgery Surgery !!!!
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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hers more pics of her and tacoma the boston terrier


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you have a beautiful pup I hope all works out for the best for you!
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm so sorry to hear about the tumor. Do you know what Grade the tumor is?
Ollie had a MCT at age 1 - but it was only a Grade 1 tumor and was removed with clear margins so chemo/radiation was not necessary.
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Welcome to the forum, so sorry to hear about Lily's MCT. *I know there are several on her that have experience and hopefully they can give you some more information on some holistic remedies.
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I'm so sorry to hear about the tumor. *I don't know what you've decided to do.

Scott was also diagnosed with MCT on his spleen about 20 months ago. *It was the 2nd time he was diagnosed with cancer and a different kind to boot. *We did have the surgery and do the chemo, despite the local vets telling us it wasn't worth it and that he would only live for a few months after. *In fact, Scott fully recovered and lived until this Monday without problem. *

All I can tell you is that I never regretted doing the surgery one bit.

That aside, we supplemented things by switchin Scott to a Virbac Senior dog food which really seemed to help him. *

Our vet also prescribed cortisone tablets which we gave Scott every day. *They are certainly not holistic but really do help both halt/slow down any existing tumor growth and avoid new growths.

My thoughts are with you. *I know exactly how hard this is.

Please feel free to contact me if there is any other advice I can share with you.
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Our little baby was diagnoised three weeks ago today with a cancerous tumor growing inside his spinal cord.. Its inoperable due to where its sitting. Unfortunately its inside the canal and could be wrapped up with the nerves.. If it was outside of the spinal cord we would have had a better chance for a surgery even though risky but better.. So we were also given the options of chemo and radiation knowing that it would not do anything really to help our situation but possibly give us a few more weeks..
We opted for the predisone and he has tramedol on hand if he is having a bad day.. Luckily where the tumor is they said its not a painful one really and honestly we maybe once or twice a week have to give him the tramedol for pain.. (the pain meds is given usually on days he thinks he is superman and can run and jump not realizing his back legs give way..) As for the predisone he will be on it indefinetly and we can tell it works due to his right rear leg he is able to stand on and put pressure on again.. Our boy Bru is in pull ups now due to the predisone making him thirsty and OH HUNGRY lol.. So he does piddle a bit.. then diaper thing is doing very well though so we cant complain..
On a personal level when Bru had the limp in his leg we had really no where to go or to even understand what was going on with him.. We began researching everything to figure out what was wrong with him and 3 vets and 2 neouro surgeons later got the devasting news.. While all of this was happening to us we found this website during our vet visits and I have to say these guys/gals are amazing in here and it has been very very theraputic for us to have a place to come to for answers, questions, or even just to post how you are feeling about the whole situation...
As for us we went days and days with nothing but tears as our 2 yr old is not going to see his senior years and it really felt as if we just got him and this horrible thing has happened to him... With the support we have gotten here it has been calming to us.. Through recommendations and alot of personal family talk we as i had said opted for the medicine treatment because we know whats in store for him and I will do anything not to see him in pain. We were told a few weeks and a few months would be optimistic.. Well right now we are sitting at 3 wks today and he is doing ok and is still himself. Our family has been doing really great with coping and knowing there could be an end anytime.. Just pray...
As for you and your family we are praying for you and keeping you in our prayers as this is tough to go through.. Please keep us posted and you and your family will make the right decisions go with your heart and weigh your options.. Give you little one lots of hugs and kisses....

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Nano is a member on here. *She's very good with natural remedies. *Don't know if she knows anything about cancer or not. *You could look her up on here and send her a PM. *Also Newcastle is another member on here who could be very helpful. *SharonL is a vet that we have on here.

Sorry to hear about your dog. *Hope she's not in any pain. *Love her up like there's no tomorrow.
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