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My 9 year old Rottweiler has recently been diagnosed with

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My 9 year old Rottweiler has recently been diagnosed with osteochondrosarcoma of the skull, high grade with 20 mitotic figures/hpf. She's just started having some bloody/mucousy discharge from the nostril on the side of the tumor. I'm just wondering what the average life span is after this diagnosis. She has bilateral relatively severe hip dysplasia and has had a lateral stitch procedure. She's overweight, and I'm not sure I want to put her through radiation/ surgery.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hello. I'm sorry to hear about your dog.

This type of tumor has reported survival rates ranging from 210 - 580 days. That is when treating with rhinotomy (surgery of the nose to remove) + radiation therapy, rhinotomy alone or radiation therapy alone. With no treatment, you're probably looking at a survival time of 2-4 months.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.