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Lots Of Lymphoma?

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Guest houndhome

Okay, it is probably just because Tigger is fighting lymphoma now that I'm noticing, but 9has there been a spike in lymphoma cases recently, namely in greyhounds 9-11 years old? Lymphoma is not supposed to be that common in greyhounds, at least not as much as osteo, but there seems to be a rash of it now. Is this just some type of coincidence? I've been following greytalk for years (I'm not really a grey pup, my account keeps lapsing), and I don't recall there ever being this much talk of lymphoma. Once again, it is probably just that Tigger is affected, but has anyone else noticed this? I'm not hurt at all if someone says, no, this is the normal amount of chatter on lymphoma. Although, if there is an unusual spike, I wonder what could be causing it?


Edit - is THERE a spike in cases vice their - I wish I knew how to edit the topic.

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Guest K9Cookies

We battled lymphoma with Bonnie from February 2008- February 2009, but she was only 5 years old. I've seen a handful of other hounds fighting lymphoma since. I wouldn't say it seems to be on the rise. I think when you're going through it or have knowledge about something, those topics catch your eye. :dunno I'd be curious if you find out something different though.


Hugs to Tigger. Hang in there. :grouphug

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I have posted in the past 3 weeks and was surprised to see the many cases of others involved. My pup was diagnosed the day before Thanksgiving and my friends pup who will be 9 in a few months was diagnosed 2 days before my Schultz.


I did contact Dr. Couto on black Friday and gave him all the details on Schultz's diagnosis. He said it is one of the most treatable types of cancer. I gave him the protocol that we are following for chemo and he said it looks like we are in good hands. Schultz didn't have his third round of Chemo this past Saturday because his WBC was below the normal range so he was started on preds and an antibiotic. THe third day into the meds his lymph nodes were starting to enlarge again. Yesterday I took him for another CBC and his WBC is back into the normal range and he started cytoxin for 4 days along with Zofron for nausea. So now he is on Cytoxin, preds and an antibiotic. He will be on chemo for 8 weeks total.

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Guest lynne893

Our grey Timber passed of alimentary (GI tract) lymphoma on September 14. She was ill for months, but it was only in the last month that we learned she had lymphoma.


We did not opt to do chemo, we treated her for pain with steroids and that gave her several GREAT weeks, which I will never forget and will always be grateful to have had with her.


She was just weeks shy of her tenth birthday.



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