My 8 year old 120 lb German Shepard was diagnosed with Lymphoma on December 29, 2009. The cyst aspiration (?) has not been done, diagnosis determined by physical exam only so far. He's been prescribed 100mg of Prednisone per day and a small amount of change (if any) has occurred in the size of his lymphnodes around his neck, behind front legs, behind back legs in the period of 1 week. Could he have been mis-diagnosed? What other conditions lead to swelling in these areas? Praying for mis-diagnosis. Any help or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks
We recently had to put our dog to sleep. Originally the vet suspected lymphoma. He had a big lump (tumor) on his neck. She did the aspiration and sent it to Guelph for conformation. It turned out to me a mast cell tumor. Because of where the tumor was he couldn't have surgery. He was 12 years old and part German Sheppard. The vet used a new treatment, it's an injection right into the lump. It did reduce it considerably however, it had grown too much and too quickly so we believe it had spread to his internal organs. If you haven't already, definitely have them do an aspiration. I'm not sure of the name of the injection but it is a chemo that is injected. It's not like the other chemo treatments and is very very inexpensive (under $50) an injection. If you need anymore information please contact me.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.