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Mast Cell Cancer

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Does anyone have any knowledge of Mast Cell Cancer? I see that Beagles are prone to this type of Cancer and it is the worst of the canine cancers from what I read.

The reason I ask is our Beagle Lab (Samuel Beagador) has been diagnosed with this cancer and the tumor is in a spot that they are unable to remove the whole tumor. Therefore we are forced with knowing our time with Sam is limited.

Our hearts are breaking and we want the best for him, but don't know enough about treatment options etc... If anyone can shed light on this it would be greatly appreciated.

Sam with Tate as a puppy:

Sam with Maya in their favorite spot:
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He has always been spoiled rotten, but I suppose out of sadness we are doing it a little more than normal now too. He already sleeps between my husband and I, under the covers with his head on a pillow. How much more spoiled can they get? lol

His tumor is on a thin part of the leg (bony area) and that is why she did not feel she would be able to remove the entire thing. I guess an option would be to have the whole leg removed, but if we did that and found that it was beyond local tissue and into the bone marrow or other organs, we'd be wasting our efforts anyway. It's a very hard decision to weigh out.
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