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Lymphoma and Pets
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Adamson started to notice Del's loss of appetite and weight about a month ago. After several trips to the veterinarian, Del was referred to a specialist. Dr. Tom Smith performed an experimental surgical procedure Oct. 20 and found the cancer. Del had inflamed bowel disease about two years ago, which could have contributed to the cancer's formation, Adamson said. A dog's life expectancy "drastically decreases" after being diagnosed with gastrointestinal lymphoma without treatment, Smith said.
Del's loss of appetite and weight are symptoms of the lymphoma. However, a dog could make a full recovery if treatment can make the cancer go into remission. Sun-Sentinal
Hang in there Del - we're on your side!