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Just diagnosed with bladder cancer. wondering the life

Just diagnosed with bladder...

Just diagnosed with bladder cancer. wondering the life expecancy of piroxicam treatment only versus peroxicam and vinblastine? Trying to decide best form of action! thank you!

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

Cooper. 16 1/2 year old mini aussie. extremely active in both body and mind...not decrepit at all

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

No other health ailments

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I'm sorry to hear of this with Cooper. The median survival time from diagnosis with piroxicam alone is 180- 210 days. The median survival time from diagnosis with piroxicam + vinblastine is 299 days (range 43 - 921 days). (The median survival treated with surgery alone is ~ 105 days.) Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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