From: Karen Purcell, DVM
Date: 2001-07-03 19:24:00 UTC
Linda and Ruka,
> I have a question to any of the Doctors on this list, or anyone who might
> have some information for me.
> I have a little girl that was very abused, rescued and I have had her for
> four years this month. A few months ago she had alot of problems with her
> anal glands, finally removing both of them. She is now on lupron shorts for
> left adrenal. I had her in for her shot and the Dr. found a lump in the
> lower part of her body. we did an ultra sound, and she has an enlarged
> spleen and at the end of it a large tuner.
> Her Dr. does not want to operate becuse of her age, we know she is older
> than four, probably six or seven.
> Is there anything that can be done for her? The tumer is growing very fast!
> I thought it might be from all of the infections she had with her anal
> glands, but the Dr. doesn't think it is. Please help.
If she is stable (bloodwork good, chest xray clear) I'd do surgery.
Otherwise, you might talk to an oncologist about chemo, but the type
of cancer is usually necessary for a good chemo protocol. I'm sorry
to hear you have such bad news.
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