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I have been so sick and my human is so worried about me. It looks like I may have lymphoma. Do you have any tips?
Dear Bailey, I’m very sorry to hear that you may have lymphoma. I asked my friend @drbuzby who is a wonderful veterinarian for some advice. See her #advice below
From Dr. Buzby:
“I am sorry to hear that you are not well. Was this diagnosed by aspirate or biopsy? If not, I would encourage you to be sure your human gets a definitive diagnosis because there are other diseases that can make a dog have big lymph nodes which are treated quite differently, so we don’t want to jump to conclusions.
If it is lymphoma, I would recommend a consult with a board certified veterinary oncologist, if you can swing it. You can ask your vet for a reference.
Finally, knowledge is power. This is a trusted source for more information about lymphoma in dogs:
https://veterinarypartner.vin.com/default.aspx?pid=19239&id=4951455 . You might also look up my friend on Twitter @DrSueCancerVet who has a lot of wisdom to share.”
Friends: Please send Bailey and his human some love and good thoughts.
❤️ – Mishu