Finally got Chloe's lab results.
Soft tissue sarcoma. Stage 1.
At least it is Stage 1.
A sarcoma is different from a carcinoma. Sarcoma results from cells in the fat, muscle, bone or connective tissues while carcinomas arise from epithelial cells like breast, brain or lung tissue. Sarcomas are relatively rare in humans and animals, because the tissues that originate the cancers are not continuously dividing.
So that means it may not spread quickly. And I have to admit that I have a 14 year old dog in a breed that has a life span of about 12 years. Like I said before, she has always been a healthy dog.
And I also face the reality that extraordinary measures if this continues to grow would be to remove her leg.
And I won't do that to such an old dog. The strain on her body and the lack of a rear leg would not be an option.
But right now......she is fine! And we will continue with this mindset and continue walking and living like there is no tomorrow!