Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
A bit of good news after visit to oncologist. The lump on her lip did not meet the threshold of concern on some sort of index. What would be of concern for the vet would have to be at 4 or greater, our dog was at 3. Vet was more concerned about not having clear margins after the operations, and she would suggest second procedure to improve the margins, but after only 3 weeks there is no sign or scar where the lump was. She was still optimistic, asked to keep an eye open for reoccurrence in that particular spot and that's it.
The other one on her bum was way higher on that index, way above threshold (7 over 3), but it is not considered being in the mucous area, but rather on her skin. With being on the skin, it has only 40% chances of metastasis. Again, it would be way better if there were clear margins after the initial operation, or if the scar was visible to perform a second one, but oh boy, this dog heals so fast nothing can be seen anywhere after 3 weeks.
The vet also checked the lymph nodes closest to both areas, and they are not enlarged funky looking at this time, and although there are never any guaranties with cancer, vet feels very positive and encouraged about the situation. Frankly, so do I.
There is couple of options available to help the dog with her fight, and we are exploring those right now.