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Default Huge tumor on front leg

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This is a 5 year old male Dane sitting in Jackson County Shelter and in need of rescuing. My rescue organization is looking into helping but is seeking information on the dog's medical condition and potential outcomes.

Anyone have experience or know of outcomes?




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that looks like bone cancer, esp with the over all wasted condition of his body. seems PTS would be kindest option since dog doesn't look that young and likely amputation may be only option, cancerous tumor that big would also indicate it has spread as his condition is so poor likely it has spread to his lungs.
If he has low appetite it is likely cancer and he feels bad.
Of course if it is something non cancerous his outcome could be good.
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I agree. If it's part of the bone, I think it would be kindest to PTS.
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Aw geez... poor guy...
I’m guessing the shelter hasn’t x-rayed? Would be more reliable to guess at outcomes if you could see if the mass was connected to the bone or not.

I hope your rescue decides to pull him regardless. It could be a simple removal of the mass and some groceries will give this dog several more good years.
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Too bad we can't remove the tumor of a human who let him get that bad and then dumped him for someone else to take care of.
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I hope your rescue decides to pull him regardless. It could be a simple removal of the mass and some groceries will give this dog several more good years.
in a way it seems it souldn't be so isolated to the elbow if it was bone cancer, so I hope they do decide to get him out for an x-ray too.
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Because the leg directly before the mass looks normal I would guess it's not bone cancer. That dog would be very, very sick if he had bone cancer that advanced, and the leg itself would be more swollen looking close to the mass.

Literally could be anything. A biopsy would be the only way to tell.
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Poor old man, his body just looks so sad
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Good Lord...that is absolutely heartbreaking! Don't know if this is much help, but we lost our dane to bone cancer in her "shoulder." It was no where near that size...and the pain was excruciating! Her case progressed really fast from a slight limp around Christmas Eve to intolerable pain January 18th (when we made the decision to let her be at peace and painfree.) Her "shoulder" started to protrude and it was non weight bearing. I can't imagine that poor boy's torture. That just pisses the $hit out of me!!!

I pray you can help him....love him good!
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