My name is Megan. I was directed here by Patch O Pits, she was telling me this forum had a great cancer section so I figured I would join and do some reading.
A little about myself:
I currently own a neutered male APBT(mix?) that I adopted from the local animal shelter a few years ago, his name is Gavin. Some of you may have seen me on other pit bull websites where I've been for about 6 or so years now. I tend to be more of a lurker and read the forums.
My fiance and I are trying to restore his family farm (lots of work ahead of us there!). We currently have quite a few free range chickens running around, Peafowl, ducks, horses and goats. Hopefully we'll be getting some cattle in the next 2 years as we revamp the farm. I am also a hobby breeder of chinchillas, and compete in shows with them.
Gavin has stage 1 borderline stage 2 Mast Cell Cancer, which is why I am here. He had surgery done a few months ago to remove two of his tumors. One we did get clean edges on, and the results were stage 1 borderline 2. The other mass was under his tail at a spot that was too hard to remove the tumor so my vet injected the site with steriods. It was the first time she personally did the procedure but after consultations she was told it tends to be very successful.. So far the tumor has went away, and has not come back. We are crossing our fingers!
I am looking forward to getting to know those who I haven't met before, and to read up a bit more on canine cancer.