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Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I am sorry to hear about your daughter's lab. Can you tell me if he has had any trouble breathing? Is it his neck all around that looks swollen, or just certain areas? Do you live somewhere where snake bites might occur? Is there a way you can take a photo of his face so we can see how bad the swelling of the muzzle is?
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I am so sorry to hear that. That was something I was worried about given your description. I hope he responds to the prednisone. I have had a few dogs live for 3 months or even longer with prednisone alone... others don't seem to respond as well, but perhaps he will be the lucky one. It is one of the cancers we see that does sometimes respond well to chemotherapy, although that isn't always an option for everyone. I wish you the best of luck with him. Just FYI here is an article on lymphoma for you: http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=575