I know different types of cancer act/spread different; some are more aggressive than others, some are less likely to spread behind the primary site. If you find that there's been no metastasis to the lungs, something you might want to consider? With Taco's type of tumor, there's a 10-25% chance it will spread to the lungs, so although there's little I can really do, I wanted to do whatever I possibly could to boost his immune system. I'm giving him daily Transfer Factor Plus Tri-Factor (a capsule that can apparently be sprinkled on the food but I give it by capsule, 1/2 morning and night). It's made from cow colostrum and avian eggs........and it's commonly used by pet owners whose cats and dogs have cancer. I can't say for sure if it's helped because I have no way of knowing how he'd be without it; in his case, his tumors have definitely enlarged but he's otherwise his usual chatty, lives-for-food self. I also give him ES Clear (a liquid herbal supplement). Let me know if you'd ever like some links on these supplements.
Taco had a chest xray done, at my request (Vet too daft to even think of it), prior this 2nd lump removal....on the basis that if it had spread to the lungs, I surely wouldn't proceed with this second surgery. It had not at that point.
Has it now since the new lump began in early Sept? I have no idea. I will not have an xray done, I see no point, for it simply won't change the outcome for Taco and I'd rather not know anyway. It's possible that it has, his tumors are large and they can't be all that far from his lungs. I just try to stay positive and cherish every day with him.