My roommate's partner, who is a close friend of mine, has stage III terminal brain cancer. He has been symptom free for almost a year but he has recently been showing signs of the cancer advancing, including seizures. He is terrified of dealing with the system of getting treatment, and has been turned down for disability even though he is unable to work because of the cancer. How can we help? [more inside]
My dog was diagnosed via fine needle aspiration with a mast cell tumor. It is on his left lateral flank. We are scheduled to have it removed and biopsied tomorrow. However, this is our regular vet. Should we halt this and consult an oncologist or specialist first? Or should we proceed and wait till we get the results of the biopsy?
I have a tumor and will be doing some follow ups with doctors about it. However I'm trying to figure out how much it could be affecting me; plus your experience with one. [more inside]
Alternatives to Royal Canin SO wet cat food? [more inside]
Short of raising his paw and saying, "Yo, mom, I'm ready to die," how will my dog let me know that it's time? [more inside]
Hello, asking for a friend of mine: Looking for a new doctor in Santa Clara/Alameda Counties (California) in the Blue Cross network, recommendations? [more inside]
The cytology showed up that my dog's tumor has mast cells. [more inside]
"[Blank] It" song lyrics? [more inside]
A few days ago I was in the shower, and I noticed a tiny lump in the front of my armpit. Initially I thought it was a zit, so I poked it with a needle. It hurt and thus it was apparently not a zit. As I examined it closer, I saw that it was more... fleshy. [more inside]
How can we make radiotherapy easier? [more inside]
Vet found a hard mass in our dog's anal gland (sorry you just had to read anal gland). Could possibly be Anal Sac Adenocarcinoma, could be benign tumor. Looking for as much information as possible, including how risky it is for a 12 year old dog (collie/shepard -ish mix) to have to go through surgery. [more inside]
Family cat has some kind of hard mass between his left leg and his crotch, and another small one around the groin area. What should I do? [more inside]
I've got a 14-year-old male indoor cat with a large lump inside his mouth, on his cheek. He doesn't seem to notice or care much—he's been eating/drinking and behaving normally (alpha male). He accidentally bites down on it sometimes and causes it to bleed. It's not a substantial amount of blood, but that doesn't seem healthy. [more inside]
YANMD filter: what could a "lesion on my left fibular region" be? Google scares me. [more inside]
I have been diagnosed with stage 2 glioma/astrocytoma (brain cancer). I would love to find some good blogs from people who have gone through the treatment and experience of brain cancer, but I've been having trouble with the search. Links would be much appreciated! I've looked at "Blog for a Cure" and there are few that are updated. I've found more by googling but many are inapplicable. Thanks in advance for your help.
As a baby, I had a malignant tumor in one of my ovaries. I've tried looking up information on PubMed and other websites about infant ovarian cancer, but apparently it's incredibly rare. Most of the cases and articles I saw were about pedriatric ovarian cancer in much older children. How can I find more information about it? [more inside]
What are some famous cases of apparently psychotic and/or criminal behavior that later turns out to have a more medically-based alternate explanation? Thinking of the Charles Whitman case here, interested in others, especially any epilepsy related ones. Thanks.
Are there alternatives to neutering for my 14 year old dog? What would you do in this situation? Have asked the vet, need more information. [more inside]
My 10 year old cat has a hard, unmovable tumor on his breast bone. I am unsure where to go from here. [more inside]
I had a large non-cancerous tumor removed a few years ago. The tumor and the two surgeries required to remove it left me unable to work for a year and $50,000 in debt. [more inside]
My dog's been diagnosed with Cushing's Disease, and our vet (whom you are not) wants to do an MRI to determine the course of treatment. I have two questions about this. [more inside]
Not that any human would ever do this, but what would happen if someone ate a cancerous tumor? Like, if they waited around a surgical room, and it was removed from someone's breast, or pancreas. Would the stomach acids kill it? Could the person get cancer by eating it?
[TVMoviesFilter] Trying to remember an old, cheap-looking movie from a single rememberance: in a room full of rich people, a magician/healer slides a woman's neck tumor/lump through to her finger, at which point he cuts it off with a knife. [more inside]
My Google-fu is failing me. I'm looking for the details of the type of Seve Ballesteros' tumor and its location within the brain. [more inside]
How worried should I be? (You are not my doctor.) [more inside]
What are our options for our pet rat's (maybe) tumor? Today we noticed a what we think is a tumor on our 3.5 year old female fancy rat. It's under her left armpit and about the size of a grape. From googling it seems as if tumors are a common occurrence in female rats, and this is probably a mammary tumor. We were wondering if any of you had any experience with this sort of thing or possible recommendations for small animal veterinarians in the Atlanta area. We are hoping not to euthanize her.
What's a "mass" doing on my dad's brain? Does anyone have any idea how I start researching this or what I can expect to see from all this? [more inside]
My husband's stepdad just got a tumor removed from his brain yesterday. It was malignant. [more inside]
Will Lupron help my ferret's adrenal disease? [more inside]
I have an almost-14 year old chocolate lab, who collapsed about 6 weeks ago. They thought she had pancreatitis, but that was negative. In the course of events, they did an ultrasound and found an adrenal tumor, also a small nodule on her spleen. [more inside]
CatFilter: My 17 year-old cat has a uveal (ocular) tumor. [more inside]
How can you help a dog deal with the loneliness after the death of a sibling? [more inside]
Assuming my dog has a brain tumor, should I have him euthanized? (I found some good advice here, but it just wasn’t enough). [more inside]
Fibroid tumours. I just went for a kidney scan, and while I was there the doctor told me he saw I have a fibroid tumour and need to have it checked out by a gynecologist. I have an appointment for a week from today, but in the meantime, if any of the ladies of metafilter have experience with this kind of tumour, it would be really comforting to me to get some first-hand accounts. (more inside) [more inside]