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Welcome and thanks for asking your question. I am sorry to learn Brady has cancer. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I will be glad to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice. There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.
1- What type of cancer was he diagnosed?
Friend, the swelling you are seeing in the jaw and neck is Edema (fluid between tissues). This is a consequence of having cancer. There are several mechanism of how this happens. It could be caused by a tumor interfering with the lymphatic drainage (system of ducts that moves fluid) or the patient could have low protein in the blood and a result this will cause a fluid shift causing the edema.
Brady should be re-evaluated by family veterinarian to try to find the cause of the edema and treat accordingly. He may need to be placed on a diuretic if he is not on one already to help him eliminate the fluid.
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