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Bugsy's Mom, MCT diagnosis

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Sherrie Martin, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. I'm the mom to Bugs, a 2.5 year old pit bull. He had a growth removed from his front leg last week, and the pathology came back as a grade 2 mast cell tumor with clean margins. Anybody else have experience with MCTs? He's so young, and I am so worried
  2. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Welcome to the forum.
  3. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog


    I'm so sorry to hear this. I don't have any experience with this in particular but I would definitely feed him a very healthy home cooked diet if you can.

    Would love to see pictures of your pup too.
  4. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

    I had a BBM with a grade III MCT. She was 14. Prognosis was not good, with the grading, stage and her age. We provided hospice-type care.
    Grade II with no margins is a pretty good sign. Based on his age and that alone, I would be confident to say he may not develop a tumor for a long time. However, later in life, I would be concerned that he has a recurrence. Do you have pet insurance on him? If not, I'd start a savings account for him now and dump money in it for his geriatric years.

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