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    Anyone have experience with Mast Cell tumor? High Grade?
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    Where was it found?
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    On lower lip, front left, outside of mouth.
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    I had a dog with one on her rear leg. When the vet removed it, he didn't give her long, but she lived 4 more years and did well most of it. He must have gotten it all.

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    We had an eight year old female Chesapeake that had three cancerous mast cell tumors removed. Two were on the inside of back leg and one was on top for front leg. She lived quite happily for another five years and died of a stroke. Hope your dog has a good outcome also.

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    Very encouraging.
    What type of treatments were used?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Kirkpatrick View Post
    Anyone have experience with Mast Cell tumor? High Grade?
    They are unpredictable, no two mast cell tumors act similarly. The primary treatment is wide and deep surgical excision because the tumor tends to expand with tentacles of cells. Because of the location in this case that is not possible. Secondary therapy with radiation and/or chemotherapy improves survival time. The spread to local lymph nodes typically impacts survival time(s). The location of this mast cell tumor is not good and without adjunctive therapy you should have a realistic expectation of 12-14 months survival. Sorry to be the messenger but better to have realistic expectations and enjoy the time you have with him/her.

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    My first Lab developed a Mast Cell tumor on his upper eyelid. Due to location, complete excisition did not happen. We discussed taking the eye and chemo or radiation, but the tumor grew back so fast we never proceeded. He passed three months from diagnosis.
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    I had a 5 year old chessie female develop a mast cell tumor on her lip, lower right. We removed it. Found a second tumor inside her lip 2 months later, same area, removed with a lot of surrounding tissue (down to the jaw bone.) Grade II high tumor, mitotic index 39, lymph node involvement. Prognosis was not good for this particular tumor, projected life span without treatment 3-6 months. We chose not to do chemo. Sought advice of wholistic vet and consulted with Ketopet Sanctuary in Texas for diet suggestions. She felt fine for awhile and loved her food right up until the end. She developed a large swelling in her neck which eventually burst open, leaving a nasty wound in the middle where the tissue was dying. One day she refused her dinner: the next day she developed a massive histamine response and her neck swelled dramatically. She was miserable at that point and we chose to euthanize that day. She lasted 8 months from her original diagnosis.
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    Our older golden had one on the inside of her rear leg as well. We had it removed, but our vet wasn't optimistic to her survival. She has shown no signs of progression and the vet has not found any new tumor formations. Some times you are lucky enough to catch it in time.

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