Jun 12, 2012
We got a call from our vet today. He talked to the Oncologist regarding the biopsy report from yesterday (see my journal "Lucy 06-11-12 - Operation +5"). Our vet said that we can decide to put Lucy through chemo or not. There is a 50/50 percent chance that the cancer will spread as maybe or maybe not all the bad cells have been removed during the mammary glands removal operation.
If we put Lucy through chemo:
Positive - If the cancer spread, it will be slower due to the chemo
Negative - Lucy might experience some digestive problems due to the chemo. Her bones might get affected as well.
If we do not put Lucy through chemo:
Positive - none of the negative above :-)
Negative - If the cancer spread, it might spread faster than with the chemo.
No clear answers anyway. We will have to think about it, but we are leaning on no chemo. At least we had good news, very good news. We are so glad that we went that route ,(meaning doing the operation) as the results are good and Lucy is doing very well, jumping around, even if she shouldn't. She does not disturb her stiches, therefore no use of the collar (that she does not like anyway).
We are so happy that we are going out tonight for dinner to celebrate this good news.