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Long time, no post. Our 6 1/2 year old male dobie Winston was just diagnosed with cancer. I thought he was panting an inordinate amount and decided to take him in for an echocardiogram. His heart function is great but the doctor discovered a 3.5 cm chemodectoma right by his aorta. We don't know whether it is malignent or benign nor how fast it is growing. We do know that it wasn't there at the last echocardiogram 1 1/2 years ago.

We met with the oncologist yesterday and the x-ray didn't show any masses in the lungs so it appears that the growth is localized. We have just started Palladia treatment which they hope will stop the growth or even shrink the tumor. The doctor has provided no guarantees but it appears to have the most chance of keeping Winston alive.

I was wondering if anyone else had dealt with a chemodectoma and/or treated with Palladia. I sent a message to Marge04 to get some details of her experience in 2010.
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