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Mars sarcoma? #345212
09/15/17 07:15 PM
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Mary Jane Offline OP
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Mars' lump stopped contracting, so we pretty much decided to have our regular vet remove it. First we wanted to get a second opinion. We went to a branch of Cornell Vet school near us and got bad news. Based on the surgeon's experience and the physical characteristics of the lump (NOT the negative biopsy), she thinks it is likely to be a sarcoma but won't commit to what kind.

Next Thursday we're going back for a big CT scan and a surgical biopsy. I'll let you know what we learn.

Mary Jane

Re: Mars sarcoma? [Re: Mary Jane] #345214
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Oh no!!! I so hope they are wrong! My thoughts and prayers are with our sweet Mars and hoping for a better outcome. Please keep us posted.


Rosa

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and never to be forgotten, Shiloh and Shoshi
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Re: Mars sarcoma? [Re: Mary Jane] #345215
09/15/17 11:31 PM
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I'm so sorry.

Hopefully you will have better news after the scan.

Meantime, good thoughts to you. hugging


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Re: Mars sarcoma? [Re: PositiveDog] #345216
09/16/17 12:20 AM
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May next week bring better news.

Re: Mars sarcoma? [Re: middleofnowhere] #345223
09/16/17 01:48 AM
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I will be thinking of Mars and you with fingers and paws crossed. crossedfingers paw Hoping for good results from the CT scan and surgical biopsy.


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Re: Mars sarcoma? [Re: SeanRescueMom] #345226
09/16/17 01:40 PM
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Oh shoot not what we wanted to hear. But you went to the right place. Keeping you guts in my thoughts.


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Re: Mars sarcoma? [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #345232
09/16/17 04:22 PM
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Mary Jane Offline OP
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Thanks guys for all your support.

It makes a lot of difference.

please stay tuned,

MJ

Re: Mars sarcoma? [Re: Mary Jane] #345237
09/16/17 08:29 PM
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The news that no one wants to hear. My thoughts and prayers for you both.hugging


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Re: Mars sarcoma? [Re: Wolfie] #345238
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We are here every step of the way with many thoughts and prayers for Mars and you.


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Re: Mars sarcoma? [Re: Shilohsmom] #345239
09/17/17 01:59 AM
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Powerful good energy, healing thoughts and prayers all flowing Mars's way. May they get good clean margins. Keeping you and Mars at the top of my prayer list!!


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Re: Mars sarcoma? [Re: Braverhund] #345246
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Just thinking of our dear sweet Mars this morning and hoping he's have a great day!


Rosa

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Every dog deserves to have a human that thinks its the greatest dog that ever lived!
Re: Mars sarcoma? [Re: Shilohsmom] #345249
09/17/17 10:10 PM
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Well crumb, that's terrible news, i'm so sorry. I hope that they are wrong.

I take it they are going to try to remove the whole thing and then send out to biopsy?

I guess the immediate question is whether you want to give some supplements to help in case the disruption of the surgery disperses the cancer. My first thoughts were IP-6 and EGCG, but there are so many options out there, including good studies on mushrooms.
http://believebig.org/cancer_surgery.pdf
I am not sure, but IP-6 might affect platelets so not good before surgery, but dad always took his before surgery and was okay.

Will be keeping my fingers crossed that this is contained and hopefully fooled the experts.

Last edited by MaxaLisa; 09/17/17 10:13 PM.

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Re: Mars sarcoma? [Re: MaxaLisa] #345253
09/18/17 12:22 PM
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Mary Jane Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: MaxaLisa
....I take it they are going to try to remove the whole thing and then send out to biopsy?


Well that's what I thought too, but no. The scan is in part to lay out the limits of the thing. If it involves too much muscle it might require amputation and that forces a big decision. Also, if the scan shows an amount of metastasis that we didn't discuss, then that changes the whole logic of surgery. Finally, the biopsy is supposed to be a more representative sample than the former negative one (??????)

Regarding supplements, I am too distracted to read much about them, so will wait for the big news. Mars has had occasional loose stool and his diet requires a lot of tinkering (big news-right).

Originally Posted By: MaxaLisa

Will be keeping my fingers crossed that this is contained and hopefully fooled the experts.


thanks a lot,
MJ

Re: Mars sarcoma? [Re: Mary Jane] #345254
09/18/17 02:48 PM
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Checking in on Mars and on you, keeping you both in my best good thoughts! crossedfingers gsdbeggin hugging


Patti
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Re: Mars sarcoma? [Re: Braverhund] #345257
09/18/17 10:37 PM
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Good thoughts being sent to you and Mars from CT


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