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post #1 of 6 Old 03-27-2008, 05:53 AM Thread Starter
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bone cancer....can it be cured?

hello all
i just recently found out that the horse i kind of own (well he lived at our place for ages and i rode him and took care of him) has bone cancer...
he had a lump on his head and so his owner took him to the vet and he said he had bone cancer in his his owner took him back to spend some time with him because he's only got a month or maybe two to live
and i'm really having trouble dealing with it, because so many of my pets have died of cancer. and when they died i was too young to do anything, but now i feel i owe it to my horse to find out if there is anything that can possibly be done
so if anyone knows anything that could help, please please reply to this....even if its a 'sorry he cant be helped', its better than thinking there may be something but i dont know

thanks i really appreciate it

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post #2 of 6 Old 03-27-2008, 06:33 AM
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Sorry to hear that! :( My dog and cat died of cancer and I know HOW tough it is. Is it possible to cut it off the head? The border's horse in my old barn had tumor on head (like huge bump growing), so everyone said to put horse down, but she made him through 3 or 4 operations (when vet cut off the bump), got some medications, and I heard he's much better now and the bump reduced and not grow any more. So miracles happen!!
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post #3 of 6 Old 03-27-2008, 09:37 AM
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I'm very sorry to hear about your horse. Honestly, I know nothing of equine cancer, so I can't offer you any advice with that, but I can tell you how sorry I am to hear of your horse and you.


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post #4 of 6 Old 03-27-2008, 11:18 AM
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I'm very sorry to hear about your horse, Alex. :( I would just spend time with him and comfort him. Maybe try researching stuff for bone cancer. Maybe in humans first and see if any of those could be applied to your horse
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post #5 of 6 Old 04-02-2008, 05:03 AM
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im so sorry bone cancer spreads really fast and the only way to stop it is to amputatation most of the time since this isn't possianle i would say to just make his last days as comfey as possiable im so sorry to hear that it's always hard to lose an animal
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post #6 of 6 Old 04-02-2008, 09:51 AM
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Aww I'm so sorry you're going through that. :(
Just spend a lot of time with him, & tell him how much you love him.

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