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    Quote Originally Posted by oscarmayer View Post
    Removal of tumors is the best treatment. If it is surely Mast Cell, then removal of the lesion could take care of it. Sandy's Trudy had Mast Cell and 5 tumors were removed including one on her lower jaw that required removal of part of her jaw. She survived and went living for many years(14 years). I cannot recall the stage of Trudy's cancer but I'm thinking it was stage 1 or 2. She, however, was not given any type of chemo or radiation. Her Vet was experienced with Mast Cell and a quick diagnosis and excision were key to her survival. Stage 3 is not a particularly good prognosis but I'd be inclined to have the tumors removed right away and hope that that's the end of it...giving your baby the best chance for cure. Proper excision requires wide margins. Follow-up chemo will likely be recommended...and possibly radiation.
    I recall giving Trudy Benadryl for the remainder of her life to fight off the effects of the histamine produced by Mast Cell.
    Please keep us posted and I wish all the luck in the world.
    Thank you so much for sharing Trudy's story. It give me hope especially since she lives for many years after. We have talked about removal of the tumors, but because of the position and place of the tumors our doctor doesn't feel he'd be able to remove EVERY piece of the tumors. We've talked amputation, but our vet feels it's best to go with a specialist someone who has dealt with this more to give us our best options. Do you mind me asking how come Trudy didnt do chemo or radiation? Did you guys choose not? Do you have any recommendation of good articles or websites that helped you with Trudy's journey @oscarmayer ?
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    Hi Vicky, I'm so sorry you're going through this with Chelios. I don't have any experience with this, but I just want to say you are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you are able to find a good vet or specialist that has experience with this type of tumour, and they are able to treat Chelios. I'll be looking for your updates. Sending hugs, love and prayers your way.
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    Oh I am so sorry for what you and your baby are going through, I have not experience or story to share BUT I do pray and will be praying for Chelios !!!!
    May the sun in your eyes be your ONLY problem today! Peace Friends!

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    Thank You everyone for the kind words, thoughts, and prayers!! <3
    I hope to soon one day update this post with positive news!
    Are there any oncologist near you at all .. maybe a visit with one before hand could give sone relief or additional insight?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kikiwhoa21 View Post
    Do you mind me asking how come Trudy didnt do chemo or radiation? Did you guys choose not? Do you have any recommendation of good articles or websites that helped you with Trudy's journey @oscarmayer ?
    Her situation was very cut and dry. Sandy noticed a bump and made an appointment...having seen Mast Cell before on other Bulldogs, she was suspicious. Vet found several more bumps. Vet knew right away what it was. He removed the lesions and got good margins according to path report. He told Sandy that it may certainly come back and to always be on the lookout for more. They never did.

    I consider Trudy very fortunate...
    ...that Sandy noticed the first bump rather early
    ...that her Vet was very experienced and did not misdiagnose it
    ...that it didn't return

    I'm confident that had it returned, follow-up treatment (chemo, radiation)would have been recommended/necessary.

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    Keeping your and Chelios in my thoughts & prayers. I see you've gotten some great helpful responses and I have no first hand experience but I hope you find the right source for treatment.

    I'll be watching for updates and here for support.


    Cheerio mates!

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