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Normally I don't post medical issues in the main forum but... All healed (4/19/2016)

Our Boomer had to have his right eye removed due to a tumor.  It may have been able to have been diagnosed earlier.

The signs that were missed are redness in the white of eye. Early sign of tumor. This was evident about 9 months ago.  Our prior vet dismissed it as normal.  It may have been but in retrospect I would have like it to have been looked at more thoroughly.  Although outcome probably would not have been any different, he would not have been in discomfort.

This is a link to the discussion in the Medical Group:

http://www.doodlekisses.com/group/healthandmedicalissues/forum/topi...

1/22/16 Update:  The tumor was much bigger than anticipated causing surgery to be more extensive.  Yesterday we got biopsy results, unfortunately it was malignant.  We are hoping to see an oncologist today.

1/22/16 Oncologist appt:  We saw the oncologist.  He took a chest xray and took samples from the lymph nodes for biopsy.  The chest xray was clear and we have to wait until early next week for the biopsy results.  If lymph nodes are clear the recommendation is to start on a treatment using the Oncept vaccination.  The idea is the immune system is "ramped up" to attack any cancer cells in the body.  It is very expensive and requires boosters every 6 months.  Unfortunately there is little information about this therapy as it is relatively new.  All the information is related to oral tumors.  Malignant eye tumors are very rare, so there is little information available.

We will make our treatment decisions this weekend.

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1/22/16 Oncologist appt:  We saw the oncologist.  He took a chest xray and took samples from the lymph nodes for biopsy.  The chest xray was clear and we have to wait until early next week for the biopsy results.  If lymph nodes are clear the recommendation is to start on a treatment using the Oncept vaccination.  The idea is the immune system is "ramped up" to attack any cancer cells in the body.  It is very expensive and requires boosters every 6 months.  Unfortunately there is little information about this therapy as it is relatively new.  All the information is related to oral tumors.  Malignant eye tumors are very rare, so there is little information available.

We will make our treatment decisions this weekend.

I hope the lymph nodes are clear. Hugs to you and Boomer. 

I can only imagine how difficult these decisions will be....glad the chest xray was clear...so hoping for favorable lymph node biopsies.

Keeping you and Boomer in my prayers.

Praying for clear Lymph nodes! What an agonizing time for you all to wait for the biopsy. I hope if you decide to go with the Oncept that he responds well. Did you ever mention if you have Pet insurance?  Please keep us updated?

Sending positive energy your way for good results.

Thinking of you and Boomer

You and Boomer deserve some good news after all of this hardship and worry. Again, I am so sorry that you are all dealing with this. Hopefully, you will hear good news and move on towards boosting up his immune system to fight off any cancer cells that might be lurking. 

Clear chest X-ray is good. Hoping for good news about the lymph nodes. Thinking of you guys and Boomer - hugs.
Thinking of you and your pup.

Biopsy report on lymph nodes came back as clear.  We are now checking to see where to have him treated.

Prayers are answered. Now praying the treatment of Oncept does it's job on Eye tumors. Thanks for the update, I have been thinking of you all.

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