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Please I hope this isn't in bad taste.

It seems like everyone I have spoken with that has had a golden with lymphoma, they are all reds. Is this true? Is there something to that? What are your experiences? And, I am not putting this in a poll as I want it much more personal than that. But, I also didn't want lymphoma in the heading, either.

It's a horrible disease and far too many of our fur babies have been hit with it and we are hearing more and more all the time. Maybe because I'm just so attuned to it right now with my boy, but just seems so.


I'VE STARTED A POLL
 

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Coley - my cuddle bug
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Kimm, this makes me cry! I didn't do a poll because it sounds so impersonal and this is such a personal thing. What does everyone think? Should I do a poll?

goldencontriever3, how long has Tasha been in remission. Duke is also in remission. I can't remember if you've posted on his thread or not, I think you have. I'm sorry - my mind.

I know Meggie is very red.
 

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Tasha was diagnosed with lymphoma last November when they removed a growth and part of her lower lip. It was not encapsulated and chemo was recommended. Tasha started her treatment as a rescue with Central Pennsylvania GRR. We started fostering her on January 17 and have since adopted her. She had six rounds of chemo every two weeks and has been in remission since. We go back to the oncologist on 12/5.

Tasha had trouble with her white count also in between treatments. She was on antibiotics. We tried to keep her away from other pups while she was going through chemo. I keep thinking of Meggie and hope that Tasha and Duke will do as well.
 

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I don't think it's impersonal, but I understand. I think it's a way to collect data. It's so hard when people start responding and you have to sift through to find the information.

What if the poll title is: Has your Golden has been diagnosed with lymphoma? If so, please share your dog's coat color. *Light Gold * Medium Gold *Dark Gold *Red. I'm sure I left out many coat colors, but I'd include as many as possible. You may find that lymphoma strikes Goldens of all coat colors.

I have a red boy...
 

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Okay, I'll do it. Thanks!
 

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Duke's Momma - I don't think it would be impersonal to do a poll. I would like to see the results. I have another red boy and worry about him. I am going to ask the oncologist at the next appointment and see if they see it affecting red goldens more.
 

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I'm such a nerd. I didn't do it right so I have to go back and start one - the right way. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
 

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Bennett was a light Golden. He was diagnosed and passed in just a 4 day period.
 

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Okay - so the poll is started. Everyone who's posted here, please go over there and post.

Oakley'sdad, I'm so sorry. BajaOklahoma, I'm sorry for your loss as well. I suppose maybe the 4 day was a blessing? I hate this disease. Just hate it as all of us do I'm sure who have dealt with it.

goldencontriever3 - Sounds like similar stories between your Tasha and my Duke. And, yes, I keep praying that their's is similar to Meggie's. Good luck at the oncologist in December! Please let us know. What stage was Tasha's, do you know?
 

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Boy do I hope not since my Casey is an 8.5 year old red ....
 

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I cannot believe that color has anything to do with it, as I have seen more light dogs than red who have been diagnosed. A possible explanation for the statement might be that if there is a familial aspect to it, with a particular line being cited and that line tending to lean towards a particular color, but the color itself isn't significant to the disease.
 

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I cannot believe that color has anything to do with it, as I have seen more light dogs than red who have been diagnosed. A possible explanation for the statement might be that if there is a familial aspect to it, with a particular line being cited and that line tending to lean towards a particular color, but the color itself isn't significant to the disease.

i think it's has nothing to do with colour; just that in the US you have a lot more red's than paler colours. I'm sure in the UK we probably have a higher rate in paler dogs than the darker ones purely because we have more pale than dark
 

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to be scientific about it, you'd need a second poll to assess the overall percentage of reds and other colors. If you wanna know if any color is more susceptible, you have to weigh that color's cancer % against its % occurrence in the golden population.

I doubt however there's a color link. If there was, one would think it should already have been discovered.

So sorry for anyone who's lost a goldie to cancer. I always live in fear for the Pudden, too :(
 
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