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    Cancer in German Shorthair Pointer

    Got a German Shorthair Pointer that had a Mammary tumor removed recently. It was tested and found to be a Grade 1 Carcinoma .

    I know that it means cancer, but how bad is a Grade 1 ? Doc THINKS he got it all, but said to watch him for any sign of new one's popping up.


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    Re: Cancer in German Shorthair Pointer

    I can't answer the question but I will offer up a prayer that he will be ok..
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    Re: Cancer in German Shorthair Pointer

    Those tumors are not uncommon. Love GSPs.

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    Re: Cancer in German Shorthair Pointer

    Hi greenfox, My American Bulldog had a tumor removed. The Vet said to check the location around the area to see if any new ones appear. He felt that they had removed it totally. A year has passed and the dog is still fine.

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    Re: Cancer in German Shorthair Pointer

    Grade 4 is the worst, with spreading throughout the body. Must be solitary with complete removal. Its a HE? If it is a she, make sure she is spayed. Usually cystic ovaries are the cause of such a thing. You may be on the road to another tumor or an infected uterus if you do not proceed.

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    Re: Cancer in German Shorthair Pointer

    Dr. A is absolutely on point with this one. If your GSP is a she, spaying her is super important. Males are much less likely to have Mammary Carcinoma but the breed is unfortunately known for that type of cancer. Internet research for veterinary medicine can be real shady so I'd be real careful. Your vet may have access to the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) in the office, the info there is peer reviewed and discussed, very useful and accurate. Not sure where you are geographically but give me the general idea and I might be able to find you a good Oncologist. Best of luck.

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    Re: Cancer in German Shorthair Pointer

    Sure is great to have veterinarians around here. I always enjoy your posts of advice and very much appreciate it.

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    Re: Cancer in German Shorthair Pointer

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. A
    Grade 4 is the worst, with spreading throughout the body. Must be solitary with complete removal. Its a HE? If it is a she, make sure she is spayed. Usually cystic ovaries are the cause of such a thing. You may be on the road to another tumor or an infected uterus if you do not proceed.
    Yes, it is a male German Shorthair.

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    Re: Cancer in German Shorthair Pointer

    Just to clarify, I am a veterinary nurse, not a Doctor. I recieved my A.S. from Harcum College and did a 6 month internship in large and small animal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. I worked and taught at Penn from 2000 to 2003 then moved to a specialty practice just outside of the city. I've been specializing in Emergency/Critical Care for seven years and Cardiology for almost 3. Doc is a military nickname that I use out of pride and because it reminds me of my youth, didnt mean to mislead anyone. Having said that, I'm a very good nurse and work with some of the best Doctors in the country so if I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to ask. But as with all advice, follow the words of R. Reagan- "Trust, but verify" Happy Thanksgiving!


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