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I was wondering if there were any hedgehog owners out there who could give me some idea on hedgehog life expectancy after an occurrence of cancer. Isabelle developed a tumor over the summer (she had just turned 2), but I caught it very early and it was successfully removed. The vet warned that there is a good chance the cancer could crop up again so Ive been inspecting her underside regularly but all has been well. I guess a "life expectancy" really isn't something for which I can feasibly ask as circumstances vary so much. What I really want to know is if there are owners out there have had malignant tumors removed from their hedgehogs and still had the animal live a full and healthy life from there on out. I'm worried that's a rare phenomenon. How likely is it that the cancer will come back? I still consider her to be a young girl and am hoping she can have a normal life without any more stressful surgeries.