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Answers to the top 5 questions from owners of pets with cancer
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31 March 2014 - 10:39 am
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Another helpful article from Dr. Intile:

 

http://drjintil…..th-cancer/

Jill is a 9-year-old tuxedo kitty. She was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in June 2012 on her toe in her right hind leg. Her leg was amputated on 12/12/12 and she completed four rounds of chemo (2 of Carbo, 2 of Doxy) in April 2013. "Like" Jill's facebook page: https://www.fac.....tty?ref=hl Proud member of the WINTER WARRIORS!!!! Her blog can be read at http://jillsjou.....ipawds.com. xoxo

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31 March 2014 - 3:44 pm
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Thank you Erica, everyone going through a cancer diagnosis needs to read it. This is GREAT info, especially her answer to:

2. Will performing an aspirate/biopsy cause the cancer to spread/become more aggressive?

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Though tumor cells can disseminate into the bloodstream during surgical manipulation, the ability of these cells to actually arrest within a distant anatomical site and grow into new tumors is poor, and fortunately, most circulating tumor cells are rapidly destroyed by the host’s immune system.  Pretreatment biopsies are typically recommended in order to obtain a diagnosis prior to making more definitive treatment recommendations.   Exceptions would include cases where the biopsy procedure is associated with a high degree of morbidity (e.g. biopsy of the brain/spinal cord) or when knowing the tumor type would not change the choice of therapy (e.g. biopsy of a splenic mass or primary lung tumor.)

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31 March 2014 - 5:37 pm
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Great article! Thank you for sharing!!

 

Alison & Shelby

Shelby Lynne; Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. Proud member of the April Angels of 2014.

October 15, 2000 to April 8, 2014

Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife

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