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    Hey all,
    My Bully Dunkin just had a tumor removed from upper pallet- it's a Spindle Cell Sarcoma cancer= http://nymag.com/fashion/lookbook/54073/
    I am Cushed, He's 7 years old and they want to do Radiation, of which is an every day for 6 weeks procedure, at a cost of $7000 plus.... I just spent 3K to remove the tumor and I am so torn, financially I really can't afford the long term treatment- but the oncologist thinks this would drasticially kill the most of the remaining cancer, does anyone have any experience in this type of thing? there is cheaper option of 2k work of radiation- but no gurentee ? as with all cancers, also Bully's life is 7-10? I am torn on what to do?

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    Oh my God.... So sorry for you and your baby. I have no experience, but will send you prayers.
    @Libra926.... What is the name of the lady on FB with cancer experience, Hera,??
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    I am so very sorry to hear this. I have no experience with this but I'm sure someone will be along shortly to offer advice. I just wanted to say I will be praying for you and Dunkin. What a hard decision to have to make.
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    I am so sorry to hear of your baby boy Dunkin's diagnoses. I have had experience with cancer in dogs, and they were usually a senior dog. I opted for removal in certain cases. I have not had experience myself, with this particular cancer, but my nieces dog had it in his mouth. He was an 8 year old Lab. He had surgery, but eventually it reappeared in another area. She kept him comfortable with pain meds as long as possible. He did not have radiation treatments. She could not really afford , and since her vet didn't give much hope that it wouldn't come again elsewhere, she opted to make him as comfortable as she could. It has to be totally your decision, but personally, I think I would let him live the rest of his life without drastic measures. I have not known many dogs-or people, who have had radiation treatments,that the cancer did not reappear somewhere else.
    Sometimes the quality of life can mean more than the quantity. I have read of some people feeding them holistically, and said that carbs feed cancer. I don't know much personally about that. I would look on the internet for possible diets that may give him more time. If he were mine-I would be totally heartbroken (which I have been there) but I wouldn't want him to be tortured for what time he may have. I would try a holistic approach. I am so sorry, and I know this is so heartbreaking for you. We all will pray for you and Dunkin, and any decision you make. No one would ever judge you. We know you love your boy, as we love ours.
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    I am so very sorry to hear this news and terribly sad for you & Dunkin this is
    happening...so not fair and certainly, undeserved. Putting y'all on my prayer
    list right now and WILL pray every day for healing and for your strength, courage
    & wisdom to know what to do. A very difficult and heartbreaking decision either
    way, my sincerest sympathies. Only you know what your circumstances are and
    what is best for you & your situation. For me, I would weigh his quality of life before,
    during chemo and afterwards, also...the odds vs cost of achieving them. I have no
    pet insurance on Cami, 6 yrs old and on disability income. I could not, with out help,
    afford that bill and I do not believe in financial debt/ruin. This may sound harsh, please
    know I mean no disrespect or hurt but, my thought is...we all die it's only a question of
    when & how. My heart really hurts for you, I can only pray for you and I will do that.
    EBN is a great support so please, feel free to keep us updated as you move thru this
    challenging & difficult time no matter your decisions, we do not judge only care and
    comfort you. Please do, keep us informed as to what is happening with you & Dunkin.
    May you feel GOD's loving, compassionate arms wrapped around you and find Peace
    there. Sending you hugs...I care deeply for your suffering, I know how much Dunkin
    means to you. I had to put my cat, CoCo, to sleep last week due to illness, it hurts.


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    Oh my gosh… I'm so very sorry to hear about your baby. I don't have any experience w/that particular cancer, but growing up we had a dog that had a cancerous tumor that we had removed. Unfortunately the tumor returned w/a vengeance, and we ended up having to put her to sleep. I would suggest researching your options, maybe trying holistic approaches, and obviously the financial concerns. Nobody can make this decision for you, but know that we are praying for you & your baby. We are here for you no matter what you decide…

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Oh my God.... So sorry for you and your baby. I have no experience, but will send you prayers.
    @Libra926.... What is the name of the lady on FB with cancer experience, Hera,??
    Yes. Hera Bear. It was in her lungs...but she was seeing a holistic vet who was treating her for fungus in the lungs.

    I'm sorry to hear about your baby. Just remember......the more expensive treatment doesn't guarantee anything either.

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    Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry to hear about this, sending prayers to you, your family and your bully baby... I cannot even begin to imagine how you feel right now. Hugs to you and sending prayers for strength and healing.

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    I am so very sorry to hear this, and what a very difficult decision you have got to make.

    I do not have any experience or know of anyone who has but I am sending my prayers to you and will be thinking of you and Dunkin during this very difficult time.

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    My boxer had a few cancerous tumours removed -at the age of 9 last one at age of 12 no one noticed that she got cancer again inside and we were to late-but im grateful for the 3 years we had with her and insurance -we were worried if insurance will cover it -and were prepared to take a loan
    I never had experience with spindle cell sarcoma so i really cant advise you on that -i also wanted to add that im so sorry for you and your baby xx
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    Oh, @Dunkin, I'm so sorry to hear about your baby and his condition. Do you think getting a 2nd opinion would be helpful here? That may help you a little in making a decision you are more comfortable with. Again, I'm so sorry and I too am thinking of Dunkin and you and sending you my prayers.




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