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Guest Mollysmom10

I just lost my dog two weeks ago. She had a growth that we later found was a Mast Cell tumor. I had never heard of this before and did some research on the web. Is there any one else who has had experience with this? Thanks.

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Guest RobinAZ

I have a golden retriever mixed girl that had a mast cell tumor. I guess we caught it soon enough (I thought it was just a fatty tumor at first) because she's doing okay. The vet removed the tumor and a very large section around it. I guess it spreads pretty easily, but I massage Misha all the time to see if I can feel any more and so far so good.

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Guest TeddysMom

Boxers are very prone to getting mast cell tumors so after 20+ years of doing boxer rescue, every lump or bump is a worry for me, I have them checked immediately and keep a close eye on them. I have them removed with large margins at the slightest change. The main problem with a mast cell tumor is that it can spread inward and the lump doesn't get bigger so I usually just have them removed if they are at all suspicious. Greyhounds seem to be prone to other types of cancer more than the mast cell from what I read but I have only had my greys for a year, I am still learning. I am so sorry for your loss.

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First of all, I am so so very sorry for your loss of your baby. Many prayers out to you. On Veterans Day of 2004, I lost a wonderful 10 year old girl with Mast Cell Grade Level 2 Cancer. It was very vascular in her throat region. My wonderful vet then kept her living with dignity an extra 4 months with prednizone treatments. It was then considered rare for Greyhounds to have this type of cancer. Now it seems more and more common. It was a tremendous grief for me. Her name was Sierra (track name was Sierra Drifter).

 

I will be praying for you.

 

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My Kelsey had a mast cell tumor under the top part of her tail...had her tail amputated, about 6 mo. later she had 3 on her tummy, all removed with clean margins, few months later one on her left rump, removed with clean margins...all were grade 2. We had to put her down on June 4 but the vet feels it was another type of cancer in her shoulder plus other problems. Sorry to hear about your baby.

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Guest jettcricket

My heart dog, Jett, died of mast cancer. He had one removed by his penis and it came back as a grade 1 mast cell tumor. We were so relieved, but unfortunately he developed one internally under his arm pit that came back as a grade 3 tumor. We lost him a few months later...

 

My heart goes out to you....

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