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Suspected lymphoma #1416237
05/12/18 05:32 PM
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Sonia is about 8 years old. She was always healthy. However, recently I noticed a lump on her thigh. I took her to the vet and he thinks that the swelling on her thigh is just lipoma (he did a biopsy and looked under the microscope), however he detected a hard mass in her abdomen. He thinks it's cancer. Does anyone has experience with this? How long do you think he has left. He couldn't answer that.

I give them avocado every day. COuld that be the reason for lipoma? Thanks.


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Re: Suspected lymphoma [Re: kiev44] #1416238
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Originally Posted By: kiev44
Sonia is about 8 years old. She was always healthy. However, recently I noticed a lump on her thigh. I took her to the vet and he thinks that the swelling on her thigh is just lipoma (he did a biopsy and looked under the microscope), however he detected a hard mass in her abdomen. He thinks it's cancer.

This is something we definitely cannot answer. I strongly urge you to get a second opinion. Print This list of vets who offer telephone consults with other vets and ask your vet if he/she is willing to talk with a vet who might have experience in this field. He will need to make some calls to find out who it might be.


Does anyone has experience with this? How long do you think he has left. He couldn't answer that.

We cannot answer that either. I'm sorry. I doubt that anyone could with certainty.

I give them avocado every day. COuld that be the reason for lipoma? Thanks.


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Re: Suspected lymphoma [Re: kiev44] #1416240
05/12/18 07:54 PM
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I agree with Karen. It does sound like the mass on her hip isn't the problem it is the hard mass in her abdomen. I would get her to another vet.


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Re: Suspected lymphoma [Re: KarenE] #1416243
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I am not sure if there is any point in doing this. He did ultrasound on her abdomen and biopsy on her hip. He does not recommend a surgery; just suggested to wait and see. When her health deteriorates...to put her down frown. I read posts related to this topic...these things don't end well for sugar gliders.

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Re: Suspected lymphoma [Re: KarenE] #1416244
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Is this something these vets do for free? Or do they charge for the consults?


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Re: Suspected lymphoma [Re: kiev44] #1416245
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I really don't know if they charge or not.


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Re: Suspected lymphoma [Re: kiev44] #1416247
05/13/18 08:08 AM
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I think your vet wants to take the wait and see because your little one is already 8 years old, which is considered geriatric to most vets.


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Re: Suspected lymphoma [Re: Feather] #1416259
05/13/18 06:21 PM
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How long do sugies live ? I get different numbers from different sources. My vet told me 4-7, but I was reading 10-12.


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Re: Suspected lymphoma [Re: kiev44] #1416265
05/13/18 06:42 PM
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It really varies and depends on many factors. With proper care and no major medical issues, it is possible for them to live into their teens.

All of mine lived into their teens and lived in their family units their entire lives.

Your little one has lived a long time and is now facing some very serious health issues.



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Re: Suspected lymphoma [Re: KarenE] #1419728
03/10/19 10:52 AM
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What was the outcome of this for Sonia?


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Re: Suspected lymphoma [Re: KarenE] #1420827
07/15/19 12:07 AM
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Well, she has a huge tumor in her tummy, but she is still alive!


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Re: Suspected lymphoma [Re: kiev44] #1420829
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So very sorry. What has the vet suggested be done?


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Re: Suspected lymphoma [Re: KarenE] #1420831
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He suggested to let her be until her quality of life deteriorates... and then euthanize her. She is about 10 years old after all. I am happy she made it through this time. The doctor thought she would be gone by the end of last summer. However I do realize that she has a ticking bomb in her stomach, and that every day could be the last...

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