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My Shih Tzu age 15 was recently diagnosed with hepat

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My Shih Tzu age 15 was recently diagnosed with hepat cellular cancer. She had surgery a couple of months ago but a recent ultrasound indicated that the cancer

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the Shih Tzu's name and age?

Was now neat the vena cava and surgery cannot be done again . I went to an oncologist for a second opinion and he said that usually it is a slow growing and cancer and wants to do 6 rounds of carbo platin chemo( after 3 he would check progress with an ultrasound). My vet said not to do chemo but instead recommended a compounded medication of pro I am and cytoxam. I’m conflicted here.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the Shih Tzu?

Her name is ***** ***** she just turned 15

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

I am sorry to hear Jade has cancer. Good it is a slow growing kind.

What is the compounded medication your veterinarian wants to give? Is it piroxicam? I have not heard of pro I am or cytoxam. Cytoxan is a chemotherapeutic agent.

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