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Squarmous cell carcinoma
04-27-2018, 11:17 PM,
RE: Squarmous cell carcinoma
It is good that a tissue biopsy was done, hopefully the vet sent it out to a pathologist. In some cases, after an extraction, a small piece of a tooth root may be left embedded and this can lead to a deep abscess and secondary swelling which may sometimes look like cancer. Hence, the importance of taking x-rays after extractions, so the vet can assure that nothing was left behind. With a biopsy confirming SCC though unfortunately this excludes the possibility of an abscess. 

It must feel upsetting that this cancer developed right after having some teeth removed. However, it's not unusual at times for certain mouth cancers to cause a dog's gums to rot and cause teeth to become loose. If the cancer is located right where your dog's teeth were removed or nearby, there may be chances that the teeth needed to be removed in the first place because of the cancer already being there. Of course, this is just an assumption.  

It would be important to have x-rays of the chest done to check for cancer spread to the lungs. However, SCC appears to have a low rate for cancer spread to other organs. The problem is though that it is locally invasive. Treatment of choice is surgical removal when feasible. Unfortunately, this may entail invasive surgery that would involve partial or total removal of the jaw where the tumor is located. Consulting with a veterinary oncologist may be insightful. 

I am sorry this is progressing to fast. If this cancer tends to bleed, a supplement known as yunnan baiyou may have some anti-bleeding effects. if there is pain, you can ask your vet for pain/anti inflammatory medications such as meloxicam.  

I have not used CBD oil in dogs with cancer personally, but thought this read may be somewhat helpful on how it may work for SCC:

Hope this helps!

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Squarmous cell carcinoma - by Shadows pal - 04-26-2018, 05:24 PM
RE: Squarmous cell carcinoma - by Daisy - 04-27-2018, 12:56 AM
RE: Squarmous cell carcinoma - by Shadows pal - 04-27-2018, 07:38 AM
RE: Squarmous cell carcinoma - by Daisy - 04-27-2018, 11:17 PM

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