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    My dog has cancer

    Total bummer - she's young too. Less than 3 years. I noticed a lump on one of her breast on Sunday. Took her in today and the vet thinks its cancer. Now I get to decide if I do surgery or not. They want $600 to remove and test the tumor plus to spay her. I've been totally feeding her people food all night.
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    If the cancer hasn't metastasized, it is highly treatable.

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    Yep, that it is, and a dog bounces back very fast......much better than a human.
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    I'm glad it was caught early. We lost our first mastiff to a bone cancer. He was only 5.
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    Poor Molly!!

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    My dog Sasha is curled up at my feet right now and she sends you a wet nose and is offering up her ears for you to scrunch.

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    I don't suppose you can get any of the dog insurance with that sort of preexisting condition? Petsmart let us get the lowest level which paid for itself in 2 visits worth of vaccinations. Something to at least look into if money is tight.

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    Sorry to hear that Ravenmore. Have a friend whose brother went through much the same thing. Last I heard, his dog was doing good. They got all the tumor, no chemo, a bit of post op stuff with a suture opening up, drainage tube coming out, but overall, the dog did okay.
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    Oh noes!!! Good luck with that...lots of hugs and steak is a must.
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    I'm sorry to hear that... hoping for the best!

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    Progressive just started a program that covers your pets,....

    Just in case you're with Progressive.

    All the best to Molly.
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    If the doctors think it's worth it to do the surgery then that means they have hope! And I do too.
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    Sorry to hear that ravenmore - best wishes to both of you!
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    I just went through this with my Doberman Gingersnap, They told me she had less than a year providing I cut her leg off. Thank god I got a second opinion because it was a miss diagnosis. Don't worry till you have too Tumors are very common on dogs & most of them are non cancerous. $600 to spay & remove the lump is not bad, Did they do a biopsy yet?
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    I think I'm going to go ahead and schedule the surgery. I let Molly sleep in the people bed last night. She slept most the night with her head on my chest.
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    Btw - I do have health insurance for both my dogs though Banfield (vet inside Petsmart). Not sure how good it is. Their estimate shows the procedure without the insurance as being over $1k, so it's reducing it by about half apparently.

    Thanks for all the well wishes. I'll pass them on to Molly in the form of a treat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
    Thanks for all the well wishes. I'll pass them on to Molly in the form of a treat.
    I recommend "steak therapy."

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    Sorry to hear of this Raven. I hope all goes well with the treatment. Please keep us informed.

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    Poor pup

    I hope she bounces back quickly after the surgery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
    Btw - I do have health insurance for both my dogs though Banfield (vet inside Petsmart). Not sure how good it is. Their estimate shows the procedure without the insurance as being over $1k, so it's reducing it by about half apparently.

    Thanks for all the well wishes. I'll pass them on to Molly in the form of a treat.
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    Best wishes to the Molly dog!!!
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    I am glad to hear you've decided to go ahead with the surgery. Best wishes.

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    She's young. If you caught it early the prognosis is excellent.

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    Ask if they plan chemo after surgery. Cost can quickly rise to $3500+. Not saying not to do it, I've done it twice, but normally the under $1000 first action is just the start. Best wishes that it's a mis-diagnosis or so early there is no need for chemo. +1 on dogs healing lots faster han human beings.
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