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Swollen Paw, primary cancer in leg, non-amputated giant breed
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23 March 2017 - 4:00 pm
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Hi,

I have a St. Bernard who was diagnosed with Osteo in Nov. 2015, until three/four weeks ago he was non symptomatic. Suddenly the paw is HUGE. We did x-rays, no broken bones, saw the oncologist, there is metastatic cancer in the lymph nodes, but it seems like something else. We are growing a culture looking for an additional infection.

Has anyone ever seen secondary cancer from Osteo present itself in this manner?

thank you,

Nancy (Andy's Mom)

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23 March 2017 - 5:26 pm
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Nancy, first of all, that is INCREDIBLE that ANDY has kicked butt for so long! Congrats! clap

I know you must be worried about his paw but that's great you're already trying to address the issue with your vet. It sounds like they are confident that it's not a secondary cancer since they are growing a culture. That's super promising.

Honestly I can't recall a secondary cancer in a member that presented itself this way. I could be wrong, but right now I'm confident that this isn't familiar. 

Try not to let your mind think the worst right now, just take things one hop at a time until you know what you're dealing with. I know it's so hard. How long until the culture comes back?

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
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