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2 year old with cancer

Hi, we have a beautiful golden girl that was 2 last April named Penny. She is the joy of our lives. I took her in for routine shots several weeks ago and vet found enlarged lymph nodes. Put her on strong antibiotics and saw us again in a week and nodes still large. Sent us to specialist. He was very concerned and took samples and did ultrasound. The node in her abdomen is 4". Sent to Colorado and results back today. Very aggressive cancer, either lymphoma or leukemia. Will start chemo tomorrow. Needless to say we are shocked. Very happy and normal acting puppy with no signs of problems. Hate to put her through chemo but she's only 2! So much information but here I am asking for more. Please, any direction would be appreciated. She's so young.
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Welcome to the forum. I truly wish the circumstances were much better. What kind of information are you looking for in order for people to be helpful?
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Sorry to hear this. I wish you the best.
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I am so deeply sorry to hear this. There is tons of support here 🐾💕
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Welcome to the forum. Iím sorry I have no experience with this type of cancer but just wanted to let you know how sorry I am for you, your pup and family. This diagnosis is terrible but at 2 seems unimaginable. Iím so sorry.
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I think at 2 years and seemingly good health we should proceed with chemo. But then I have heard itís selfish to put her through that. I would like to know others chemo experience. Also, someone recommended cbd oil added to her food. I wouldnít do anything without checking with vet but wondered if anyone had done that with good results. I also heard of something called Isopet. A gel radiation for cancer in dogs. I guess Iím struggling to make sense of it all and do the right thing for our girl. Ty for your time.
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I am so sorry this is happening to your girl and your family. I do not have experience with this but I am sure I would do everything possible for my boy at that young age. I wish you all the best in dealing with this awful diagnosis.


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You will think I am crazy BUT please also refer to another specialist aswell. Have seen, lived ,experienced many misdiagnosis. I do not understand why it is diagnosed as Leukamia or Lymphoma. It is either that or that. Of course, at this age she can very well handle chemo. However, I always suggest to consult more than 1 specialist. In the name of Penny, I literally beg you to further investigate.
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Those are not very easily diagnosed ilnesses. One of my dog had enlarged lymph nodes for 3 months . Long time antibiotics nothing helped. Her blood panel /very bad. They also said that it may be lymphoma. Had also resistance to each kind of antibiotics eventhough beforehand she had not used much. On the 4 th month it started to decrease, on the 6 months all gone. There are sooooo many reasons for enlarged lymph nodes. Pls also consult the breeder if there has been any case among the litter puppies.
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I am so sorry for such a bad news, sending good thoughts and prayers.


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