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Anyone Had Experience With Synovial Cell Sarcoma?


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I posted a week or so ago about Ruger having compressed discs in his back. Or so my vet thought, based on his interpretation of the xrays. A round of prednisone and Robaixn did not make a differernce, so he referred me to a neurologist. She found a tumor on Ru's left knee. Xrays showed bone involvement, but she took a fine needle aspiration. Results are back today.

 

The radiologist and pathologist are "suspicious that this is something other than osteo because it involves the joint". Path thinks it is synovial cell or chondro sarcoma. Path is seeing "a lot of criteria of malignancy" meaning that the tumor is growing fast.

 

I've gone and done some quick searching so I have an idea of what I'm dealing with. The specialist explained that amputation and chemo are still the protocol for this. Ru is going in to have chest xray and lymph node check on Monday. My choices will be made based on whether there are metasteses or not. Oh, and the specialist is already in the process of sending me the reports and digital xrays so I will reach out to OSU for a consult as well.

 

I just thought I'd reach out here to see if anyone has gone through this here. I went down the osteo road with Mango, so I'm no stranger to limb amputation. But this is a new cancer for me to add to my experience book.

 

Gotta love that life continually throws you curve balls, don't you?

Kate, with Nedra and Holly
Missing Greyhound Angels Mango, Takoda, Ruger, Delta, and Shiloh, kitty Angel Hoot, cat-tester extraordinaire, and Rocky, the stray cat who came to stay for a little while and then moved on.
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Please contact OSU asap.

 

I just got all the copies of Ru's records uploaded. I'll be going out shortly to write that email to OSU.

Kate, with Nedra and Holly
Missing Greyhound Angels Mango, Takoda, Ruger, Delta, and Shiloh, kitty Angel Hoot, cat-tester extraordinaire, and Rocky, the stray cat who came to stay for a little while and then moved on.
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You might try contacting Sue---snsnpups. I believe she may have some experinence with this cancer.

 

Thanks - as soon as things slow down around here, I will. It's just been one thing after another today. :crazy

 

 

Oh Kate, I'm so sorry to hear this. LIke you haven't been thru enough.

 

I don't have advise....just hugs.

:grouphug

 

Thanks. I'm trying to stay optimistic. Ruger is scheduled to go back to the practice where the neuro is to have lungs and lymph nodes checked on Monday. Then I'll really know what my options are. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed...

Kate, with Nedra and Holly
Missing Greyhound Angels Mango, Takoda, Ruger, Delta, and Shiloh, kitty Angel Hoot, cat-tester extraordinaire, and Rocky, the stray cat who came to stay for a little while and then moved on.
Greyhounds Unlimited

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no advice here either, but lots of hugs. Cancer SUCKS. :grouphug:hope :hope

Kim and Bruce - with Rick (Rick Roufus 6/30/16) and missing my sweet greyhound Angels Rainey (LG's Rainey 10/4/2000 - 3/8/2011), Anubis (RJ's Saint Nick 12/25/2001 - 9/12/12) and Zeke (Hey Who Whiz It 4/6/2009 - 7/20/2020) and Larry (PTL Laroach 2/24/2007 - 8/2/2020) -- and Chester (Lab) (8/31/1990 - 5/3/2005), Captain (Schipperke) (10/12/1992 - 6/13/2005) and Remy (GSP) (?/?/1998 - 1/6/2005) at the bridge
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