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My Golden is almost 12 and has a very large malignant

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Hi. My Golden is almost...
Hi. My Golden is almost 12 and has a very large malignant sarcoma tumor. We are treating holistically. She on human grade grain free food, flax oil, chinese mushrooms, essiac tea and a stasis breaker. So far she doesn't seem to be in much pain. She's happy, but protective of the tumor.
I don't want her to be in pain. I'd rather put her down, then have a painful death.
My question is, with this regime, what are the chances we could enjoy her love another 3 months or longer?
It has not metastasized to her lungs.
Also, is it possible the tumor could get smaller or disappear all together? It 7 inches by 7 inches and hard and round.
Thank you!!!
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Jess K, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
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Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I am sorry to hear about your Golden. Is she doing well at home right now?

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Dog Veterinarian: Jess K, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

I am glad to hear that! I think it is very unlikely that her tumor is going to disappear or get smaller. There is a small chance it may shrink initially but will probably continue to grow. Where is the tumor located right now?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
On her right side on her trunk.
Dog Veterinarian: Jess K, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

And did they give you any information on what type of sarcoma it was? Did she have a needle aspirate done to diagnose the tumor?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Are you experienced in holistic medicine?
Dog Veterinarian: Jess K, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

No, I practice traditional medicine. If you prefer to see if a holistic vet is available, I can opt out of your question and you can see if someone with this expertise comes in to answer your questions about holistic treatment if that is what you are wanting to know about.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
It is sts and it was a needle aspirate
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I've already gotten info from a traditional vet. Somehow I thought this was holistic.
Thanks anyway.
Dog Veterinarian: Jess K, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

I will open your question back up and perhaps someone with more expertise in that area will come online.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok. Thank you.
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