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Found mass in mouth

Hi! I am new to this forum but not new to owning a golden. I am looking for advice on what to do for my 9 year old male golden. Last Friday 1/18, Logan had his yearly check up and the vet discovered a mass on the bottom part of his tongue. Today 1/21, Logan had surgery to remove the mass and it is being sent off to the lab. We hope to get the results by the end of the week.(Vet said 5-7 days)

I am a nervous wreck. I am hoping for the best, but also want to be educated on what to do if it is cancer. I need advice on what to do if it is cancer. Are there any websites or holistic medicine like chinese herbs that can help?

I will be meeting with the vet again once the pathology comes back. We are also going to meet with a vet from NC State once we know the prognosis.

I would appreciate any advice that could help my beloved Logan. Thanks so much!!

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Sorry to hear about the mass in your boy's mouth. I hope the results are good.

Good to hear you plan to take him to the Vet School at NC State.

Here is a thread that may help you if the results show the mass is cancerous.

https://www.goldenretrieverforum.com...u-ask-vet.html (Cancer Diagnosis--What Should You Ask the Vet?)

Sending good thoughts for you and your boy, hope you will update his status.
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Thanks so much Carolina Mom! I appreciate the help.

Has any of your dogs had cancer?
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Thanks so much Carolina Mom! I appreciate the help.

Has any of your dogs had cancer?
Yes, two of them, but not oral cancer.
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Welcome to the forum to you and Logan. I am so sorry you and your boy are going through this. Try to stay positive and best wishes for good pathology results. Each day is a gift with these beautiful pups.
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Is there an update on your doggie?

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I'm so sorry to hear about Logan. My girl, Tessa, was diagnosed with cancer about this time last year. It was a fibrosarcoma that located in the back of left jaw. She was treated at the NCSU Vet School. They were wonderful and shehad a great quality of life for another 10 months. The initial prognosis was about 6-8 weeks. Her tumor was inoperable but we opted for pallative radiation and are grateful for the fine care she received at the Vet School. Feel free to contact me if you have questions that I can help with. Waiting for biopsy results is hell. I hope Logan get a good report and this is just a bad scare.
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Hi! I have an update on Logan. He had surgery in January and they removed the tumor. We had clean margins. Logan went to the vet yesterday for a follow up where they had to sedate him to get a look at his tongue, and unfortunately the tumor has grown back. I am heart broken. We have an appointment at NC State tomorrow with an oncologist to see what is next. The hardest part of this situation is we really don't have the money to do radiation and all the tests that they want to perform. We have already spent over $2,000 with tests, surgery, medications etc. I am hoping that maybe NC State has a clinical that can help us. I will post tomorrow after our appointment.
I have hardly slept, eaten, and I feel so sad. Logan is my very favorite pet that I have ever owned. He is such a sweet, loving, and awesome dog. How will I get through this?
Thank you to all the people who have reached out to me. I appreciate your knowledge and compassion!
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I'm sorry, I hope the appt tomorrow is promising.
Sending good thoughts for you and your boy.
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I am so sorry. I understand the despair, sadness, being scared and the money issue. The emotions are inescapable because you love him so much. For the costs I hope you can get into a trial, take advantage of a companion animal fund or work out payment terms over time. Please update us when you can.

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