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Old 04-19-2016, 07:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Jaw Tumor Regrowth Rate?

Hello,
Soda Pop (3 yrs 4 mo old) got a lower jaw tumor removed last Friday so it's been 4 days now.
The vet said that the chance of regrowth and spreading into the bone is very high.
He did not have a visible lump when we left the vet.
He is on a pain killer and an anti-biotic.
He is eating only soft/watered food and his poops are healthy. (I'm trying to get his weight back up because he lost weight and wasn't eating when I was out of town. When I returned I found out he had a lump in his mouth and had lost weight from not eating. We went straight to the vet!)

When I take him out to give him his meds and to check on his mouth (not easy, he is quite grumpy) he does that opening and closing thing and I believe the lump is back. I feel like I'm crazy. Four days? Could it be back again in only four days? or could it be something else?

I'm really trying to be realistic about his quality of life. He was always so fit and active, and now it just breaks my heart to see him like this. I don't want to make any rash decision if he does have a lot of life left. But I also just don't want him to be in pain.

I know there are a lot of threads about these jaw tumors, and I've read through a lot, but haven't seen much about a re-growth rate or re-growth experiences, so I thought I'd post. Thanks in advance!!
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Old 04-20-2016, 09:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Call your veterinarian and tell him what is going on. It could be the cancer is back already, or that it was always there but undetectable until now. Or it could be a side effect of the surgery or meds he is on. You need to talk to your veterinarian and possibly go back for a re-check. You won't know until you do it.

How fast cancer comes back or grows depends on the type of cancer and the hedgehog itself. Even the same type of cancer will behave differently in a different hedgehog. I had a hedgehog with squamous cell carcinoma (highly aggressive cancer), that spread from a tiny pin head dot on the gums to inoperable in 3 days (the delay we had to surgery day). I have also had one with a jaw tumor that we removed and it never came back. It all depends on the type of tumor, how that one behaves and how the hedgehog itself reacts to it.
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