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Rapid spread of mast cell tumors
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Rapid spread of mast cell tumors

My dog has had two surgerys in the last two months which contisted of removing mast cell tumors.  First one was grade 2, second was grade 1.  Since the last surgery she has developed more bumps on almost a daily bases in two weeks.  What will happen if I do not get these removed, considering they are not located all over her body?? What signs do I look for in the furture if they are not removed to tell me she is suffering?? We have an appointment tomorrow...... going to see what the vet says this time...... I don't think I could have her suffer with other treatments........ please help I feel like I am facing a never ending battle.
Thank you
Type of Animal
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dog
Age of Animal
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10
Sex of Animal
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Female
Breed of Animal
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pitbull
Last date your pet was examined by a vet?
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September 08, 2010
City
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Kitchener
State/Province
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Ontario
Blood Test Results
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good
X-Ray Results
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none
Other pertinent test results
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grade 2 tumor removed June 2010, grade 1 tumor removed Sept 2010
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Hello, I am sorry to hear about this and glad to help.

First get a copy of the biopsy reports, review each report carefully to see whether or not it indicates that each mast cell tumor was"completely" removed and that the "margins" are clean. If not, the few mast cells left simply regrow and form another tumor.

Review your dogs diet carefully and consider the anti-cancer diet. Eliminating dietary carbohydrates is quite helpful to prevent and retard cancer cell growth and recurrence.

Pet vitamin supplements that are natural and comprehensive can be very helpful to boost your dogs internal immunity and help her body to build resistance to disease, infection and cancer. Colostrum supplements are also a valid consideration.

I am glad to review your dogs labs and discuss this further with you. Feel free to contact our veterinary office.

Best Wishes,
Dr Carol Osborne, DVM
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if you got copies of the biopsy reports and all are confirmed as Mast Cell Tumors you could ask your vet about a new therapy called Neoplastine for MCT's.
Dr Carol Osborne, DVM
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it's neoplasene
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Dr Cheng is correct on the spelling of this and I appreciate her prompt expertise.
Dr Carol Osborne DVM
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You might talk to your vet about Calcitriol to help prevent recurrence of your dogs Mast Cell Tumors.
Dr Carol Osborne, DVM
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