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    Default Abby's biopsy came back as malignant melanoma!! :**(

    My sweet 9 year old baby had a growth removed 2 weeks ago from inside her mouth. (Gums/lip area.) I got the devastating news last night that the biopsy said it was a malignant melanoma. I really don't want to put her through chemo or radiation. I think those treatments will decrease her quality of life, even if increasing her quantity slightly. We are going back into the Bullie vet on Monday to talk about the options. Is this a common cancer with Bullies? What kind of options/treatments have you guys used? ANY info would be REALLY appreciated!!!! Thanks!

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    Oh my gosh, I'm so very sorry.

    I don't have any experience but know that you will be taking good care of her, no matter what option you choose. You, Abby and the rest of your fam are in my thoughts.
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    You and your baby will be in my prayers. God Bless

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    You and your baby will be in my prayers. God Bless

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    This is heartbreaking news. I will pray for you and your baby.

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    awww..poor girl..How has she been since it was removed? are there any indications it has spread? praying for you guys!

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    I'm so sorry, you're in my prayers.

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    Default Re: Abby's biopsy came back as malignant melanoma!! :**(

    I'm so very sorry. Sadly, all sorts of cancers seem prevalent in many breeds. We lost a Rottie to bone cancer and when she was diagnosed, we were shocked how widespread it was in Rotties. I don't have any treatments or knowledge for you, but you just follow your heart. You love her and know best.

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    I have no experience with this so all I can offer is my prayers hugs and support!!!

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    I'm so sorry! Hope you find a solution.

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    I'm so very sorry to hear this news, my heart is breaking for you I have no experience with this but hopefully someone who does will be along soon.

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    Default Re: Abby's biopsy came back as malignant melanoma!! :**(

    Hmmm..not experienced with MM in bullies but I am a survivor of that cancer and in humans it depends on the stage as to how serious it is. If Abby is just a stage 1 or 2, maybe just the removal of the tumor is all that is needed. Again, not a vet but I hate to have you thinking the worst until you talk to your vet. You may get positive news!
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    There is substantial evidence that broccoli can fight cancers and reduce tumor size. Surprisingly, its one of the few "natural" things that have been extensively studied, and published in medical journals. I am not sure how this would translate for dogs, but if I were in your shoes, I would begin juicing broccoli heads (stems not necessary) for Baxter daily. It may give the pup some gas, and you can monitor for diarrhea, but there isn't much else out there as powerful against tumors, as broccoli. At least in the natural realm. Simply google broccoli tumors and you'll see the myriads of data supporting this. I know people give bullies broccoli on a regular basis anyways (despite the farts!), so I know its safe for them. Hope this helps.

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