Thyroid Cancer in Greyhound
First hi to all,
I first found this site last year when I lost my greyhound Sonny to liver cancer, at eight years. Some of you may have read the article. Well now I face it again with my other greyhound who is nine.
I found a swelling in his neck. He had a fine needle aspirate, and a biopsy was done during which he bled profusely. Results from the biopsy revealed something resembling adenocarcinoma. Surgery was scheduled but I was told that the cancer was most likely invasive and x-rays would be needed to see if it has spread to the lungs.
Although the lump could be felt easily while the dog was standing, it might not be so easy to get at by surgery. The vet suggested a CT scan and now he has been referred.
Naturally I want to give him the best but part of me thinks surgery is risky as it is in a very vascular area. The scan is one thing but the operation is another, and there is no way I can put him through more like chemo etc.
I will know next week what is going on with the scan results. I was just wondering if anyone else had similar diagnosis.
He is my oldest and longest rescue and if the scan reveals it to be inoperable, are there any suggestions for herbal treatments etc.?
Thanks for listening.
Elaine, you may want to read these pages if you haven't already done so:
Canine Thyroid Cancer
Herbs for Cancer
Dog Cancer Diet