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Offline Marcus

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Could it be blasto?
« on: January 22, 2018, 11:25:30 AM »
Hello everybody,

sorry for my english, but it's not my first Language.
My english bulldog has been rexrayed and diagnosis of lung cancer was made; I am totally disperate because there was no symptom... I can't believe it.
Do you think is there any chance it could be blasto?
Please find attached his x-rays,
thanks

Offline Harleys Mom

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Re: Could it be blasto?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2018, 10:33:19 AM »
Sorry to see your dog is not well. The x-ray does kind of look like the 'snowstorm' pattern that is typical of Blasto, but there is a urine test that can be done for Blasto too. Your vet would have to send a sample to Mira Vista lab in Indianapolis, Indiana. I don't know what the cost would be, but a collecting a urine sample is not very invasive. It may take a while to get the test results, so you may want to see if your vet will start your dog on antifungal medication right away as a precaution. If it is cancer, a week or 2 of antifungal drugs are not likely to make much difference, but if it is Blasto, the medication will start working against the fungus right away. Like any illness, the sooner it's treated, the better.

I hope things work out alright for your bulldog.