Greetings everyone. I have a 10 year old neutered male lab that had a MCT removed last week. Of course it's a grade 2 and we're not sure of margins due to where the darn thing is located. I am playing phone tag with my vet now as he's talked to an oncologist who looked at the biopsy results.
I know with good margins on a MCT, prognosis is good. This boy is from a long lived line. His mother died at 15 as did two or three maternal generations prior to her. So though 10 is technically an oldster, he is not ready to retire and should have more time left. In his brief voicemail to me, my vet listed three options: Surgery again once healed to try and get better margins (see pic if I can get it attached), Chemo or radiation. He is 10. Bloodwork is great. But that's at least another anesthesia and if radiation, daily for 19 days. The area removed is the size of my complete hand. Very close to the skull. The tumor itself was very unusual, oval and flat, lots of fingers. 40 staples and a drain. I have pictures of that too if anyone wants to see and isn't grossed out.
I have no experience with this. We thought it was lipoma and just did a needle aspirate for kicks and giggles.
Anyone have any experiences, recommendations, data?