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12 1/2 y/o dog with cancerous tumor on face. Want to save her please!

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Hi,

I have a 12 1/2 year old female mix who has developed a tumor on her face.

It started as a cyst on her forehead and has grown into a huge mass in her mouth palate in the last 8-9 months to her mouth palate which bleeds quite often.

Almost every vet we visited suggested to just and make her comfortable and nothing more. So they have prescribed prednisone, iron, multi-vitamins and something to stop her bleeding.

A new doctor we met recently encouraged us to pursue chemo.

My parents are not so confident about this option as they feel she is old and this would only cause more discomfort.

I was wondering if you could give us some suggestions as to the success rate of chemo in senior dogs and pros and cons of not getting chemo, in terms of her suffering as time goes. And based on your experience would you put a senior dog through this?

Thank you very much.

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