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Old 01-08-2008, 08:17 AM
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Default Mast Cell Tumor scare with Athena

I just had Athena in for Surgery for a Mast Cell Tumor that was diagnosed as a "block oil gland" by another vet. They said it was a type 2 tumor and they believe they got it all and it shouldn't be any more of a problem.

I feel so bad because she had it for a long time and the other vet assured me it was no problem and it was cancer all along.

For you Vets and Vet techs out there..... what do I have to look for in the future with this?
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Old 01-08-2008, 08:32 AM
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Glad that the other vet caught it !
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I'm just glad Athena is alright. It definitely pays to get a second opinion.
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Old 01-08-2008, 01:17 PM
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I'm just glad Athena is alright. It definitely pays to get a second opinion.
I will definitely be much quicker to do that from now on.
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http://www.vetsurgerycentral.com/mct.htm
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body...ll_tumors.html
http://www.peteducation.com/article....&articleid=461
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That's what I like about my clinic ....if I'm questioning something , they'll bring in another one of their vets . They always confer if there's a doubt . I like all 4 vets , but all have their specialties .
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Thanks...great info
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did the biopsy report come back with clean margins?

i'm glad you got it checked by a different vet. mast cell tumors are pretty common in bullies and can get really ugly. keep an eye both on that spot and on any other bumps that pop up. once a dog has had one mast cell tumor, they're more likely to get another.
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did the biopsy report come back with clean margins?
Yes it did
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Yes it did
oh good! i couldn't tell from your original post. i'll keep my fingers crossed that everything is over and done and it won't come back.
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