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I just had my vet check a growth in her private area turned out to be a mass cell tumor cancerous. I started a fundraiser and trying many options to be able to get her surgery, she only 4 years old and very active loves to play with her big brother and I don’t have funds to help her being the worst case and I don’t come up with the money to help my baby girl does anyone know how long I will have with her ? I think I can save enough by feb. on my own maybe to get surgery if not will she have more time? Vet not tell me how advance or if she will live very long I don’t want to loose her
 

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Sorry to hear about your dog. There is no one here or at any other forum that can tell you the life expectancy of your dog because no one knows the circumstances or the severity. If your vet cannot answer your questions go to another vet. Please be compassionate and do what is best for her.

Also, you should not use an email address for a user name as there are bots that search the internet for these and exploit them with spam or worse. Best of luck with things.

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Your best bet will be to find an oncologist. If there are any vet schools or teaching hospitals in your area then go there. I took my guy to UF in Gainesville for his nasal carcinoma.
 

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Mast Cell Tumor

I just had my vet check a growth in her private area turned out to be a mass cell tumor cancerous. I started a fundraiser and trying many options to be able to get her surgery, she only 4 years old and very active loves to play with her big brother and I don't have funds to help her being the worst case and I don't come up with the money to help my baby girl does anyone know how long I will have with her ? I think I can save enough by feb. on my own maybe to get surgery if not will she have more time? Vet not tell me how advance or if she will live very long I don't want to loose her
Your vet can not say it is cancer without a biopsy done, and a pathologist has to confirm his findings. He can say "it might be", by feel and symptoms of your dog.
With that being said... if and when you remove the "mast cell tumor" ask your vet to send it out to a pathologist. Sorry to hear about the news. I wish you well.
 

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I just had my vet check a growth in her private area turned out to be a mass cell tumor cancerous. I started a fundraiser and trying many options to be able to get her surgery, she only 4 years old and very active loves to play with her big brother and I don't have funds to help her being the worst case and I don't come up with the money to help my baby girl does anyone know how long I will have with her ? I think I can save enough by feb. on my own maybe to get surgery if not will she have more time? Vet not tell me how advance or if she will live very long I don't want to loose her
I forgot to add that for your vet to answer your questions, he would need a biopsy and know which options you took? What options did he give you?
 

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I have a 12 year old red heeler/pit mix and
She just had a mast cell tumor removed. I'm sorry to hear your pup has the same. I agree it needs a biopsy to confirm it is cancer and hers was. They grade them from 1-3. 1 being non cancerous, 2 in the middle, and 3 full cancer that has spread. Mine came back as a high level 2 and the vet said it had metastasized or spread although he said they had clean margins which means they got it all at the source of the tumor however the fact that he said it spread means the lab believed it went to other parts of her body. The lab report estimated a 4 month life expectancy. Just above her armpit by a front leg. It was pretty harrowing once removed since it was in a high motion area and the stitches wouldn't hold. I had to wash it with chlorhexidine and pack it with sugar 3 times a day. It finally healed and it has been 7 months and she is doing great. I give her one Benadryl and one tagamet twice a day. I don't know if this helps but there is some solid info on the internet that in studies it shows promise. Vets will likely discount this info as B's but it doesn't hurt to try. Mast cell tumors cause the body to create histamine at levels about 50 times normal. This causes the body to get all out of whack and for the stomach to create excessive acid causing ulsers and such. The Benadryl and tagamet combo helps reduce the effects which makes sense. I don't ever post but just going through this I wanted to share this and hope your pup comes out of this ok. It's rough when your animals go through something like this. They mean so much to us. Good luck to you.
 
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