I have a senior rescue poodle mix that I rescued in 7/2013 diagnosed with a large Complex mammary gland adenocarcinoma, intermediate grade (MI:12 per 10 HPF's. was removedin 7/2013. She had more smaller masses on her mammary area...but I have not done anything with them since except watch them. since then 2 of them started feeling attached...so I brought her to my vet and they did X-rays...results look like neoplasia involving the thorax lungs. A moderate bronchointerstitial pattern, mild pleural effusion, and one suspicious nodular lesion are identified in the thorax. How horrible is this? Im just sick.. I have a follow up appt. with my Internal Med doc this thursday..but Ive been worried.
Blood work was done also this past week and looks pretty good- there were a couple things off not not really off
BUn/ creatinine 33 high and it says the good range was 4-27
platelette count 457 high good range was 170-400
T4 was 0.6 and good was between 0.8-3.5
other than that - she had a syncopal/seizure type episode in 7/2015 lasted less than a minute....she squealed and passed completely out..took her to the vets said seizure....didnt any more until 3 months later...same thing...was always after getting up from sleeping...I notice her gums and tongue are white when this happens.....had one more three months later....and the reason why we just had a vet check up lately is that she had one last Sunday and then one the following afternoon...hasnt had any since....and to be quite honest...is acting completely normal. Playing and running etc. as if she doesn't have a thing wrong with her...eating good...and has always slept all day since Ive had her...but normal....just not sure what to do...when I go to the Internal med on Thursday...I want to know what to expect super anxious. sounds like mammary metastasized to me...and if so...how bad is it now..is there any hope?
a little more from the report a three view study of the thorax was done includes the neck and cranial abdomen. Moderate mineralization of the larynx and epiglottis is identified. Tracheal carriages are also prominently mineralized. The heart is at the upper end of normal size range overall. There is a mild pleural effusion identified. There is also a moderate bronchointerstitial pulmonary pattern. Pulmonary vessels are within normal limits. There is ill defined nodular shadow in the cranial thorax at appox. the level of the third rib pair. This is more easily visualized on the left lateral view. It cannot be loccalized on the VD view: there is a subtle focal increase in opacity which might correspond to this lesion int he right cranial lung field, but this is not definitive. The cranial abdominal organs are within normal limits. Multiple subcutaneous nodules are seen suspected to represent enlargement of the mammary glands. There is a focal subcutaneous mineral dense structure ventral to the thorax, which might represent a mineralized memory gland.....
Just wanted to add more details from the report
Also overall heart size is borderline, but there is suspicion of left atrial dilation.
Hmmmmm...a couple questions...as I have not proceeded to remove additional lumps on her mammary area since 7/2013.... if I would have- would we be in a much better position or do you think this outcome would be the same.... I really didn't want to put her through more surgeries...but now I'm not sure I made the right decision.