gracie wrote: She did remove much of the skin around the tumor so the reports came back with all margins clean. She says this is very hard to do since the tumor was on a limb and not much skin to work with, so she is very hopeful for that.
Boy, do I know what THAT is like! Our Indy had his tumor removed from his ankle (carpus). Dr Blabs, our amazing vet, took large and deep margins as well, and it took what seemed like FOREVER for his ankle to heal! If you have a strong stomach, I detailed his bandaging process here: viewtopic.php?f=44&t=28873
We decided to go ahead with radiation because Indy is only middle-aged and we wanted to give him the best chance possible to live as long as possible. Dr Blabs and our oncologists all told us that Indy's tumor would more than likely grow back within the first year after surgery, and a second surgery to remove more tumor wouldn't be as successful because the tumor would grow back deeper and stronger. So far, he hasn't had any regrowth. But, if it does grow back, we'll most likely remove his leg -- luckily, his type of cancer doesn't spread in 99% of cases, so it will stay isolated to his leg.
Choosing to do further treatment is such a personal decision -- no one here will judge you if you choose to not go forward with it, so please don't worry about that. As long as you are satisfied with your research, your vets' opinions, and everything else that leads to your decision, and you're hapy with that decision, that's all that matters. And if you change your mind about treatment, we'll support that decision, too.
Never make someone a priority in your life when that someone treats you like an option.