O…M…D friends! I know I haven’t been around in a really long time but I knew I had to stop by to tell you the craziest thing we’ve heard since….since….since Mom told us we were adopted!

A week ago Molly finally went for her dental and to have the mass behind her ear removed. If you’ve followed our blog, you probably know that the marble-sized mass has been there since Molly joined our family in October 2015. Every vet she saw – the vet at the shelter, the vet Three Oaks, and 3 different vets at our current vet’s office – all said the lump was more than likely a cyst. It wasn’t growing, just staying the same….EXCEPT for the one time she was on steroids and the lump shrunk down to the size of a pea, and the one time it swelled up to the size of a ping pong ball. Both times it went back to the normal, marble size.

Mom and Dad were really concerned with the mass and asked the doctor to remove it during her dental. By the way, Molly has perfectly fresh breath for the first time ever and didn’t have to have any extractions even though they estimated up to 14 extractions! Excuse me. I digress. Dr. Hamilton removed the mass and sent it for cytology just to be sure it was a cyst. Today, he got the results back and found out it was actually a mast cell tumor! A cancerous tumor, friends! My Molly! She had cancer behind her ear for at least 4 years!!!

The vet said that there was always only one kind of mast cell tumor known but now they’ve determined there are various mast cell tumors. Molly’s was the kind that is localized and not nearly as aggressive – once it’s removed, it’s gone and only has a 2% chance of coming back. Luckily, there was no infiltration of Molly’s lymph nodes and the margins looked good on her biopsy so she is cancer-free!

Mom told Dr. Hamilton she would have bet her life that the mass was a cyst because it was able to shrink, get inflamed, etc. Dr. Hamilton said he would have bet his own life that it was a cyst. He also told Mom that no matter how much experience you have, there’s always the opportunity to learn new things.

“Mom, did you tell our friends that I had CANCER?!”
“Noodle, Mom’s telling our friends I had CANCER. Don’t worry, little brother. It’s all gone now.”
“Mom, I’m really glad Molly’s going to be okay but can you please tell her I do the blog, not you?”

We hope all of you are doing well. We will try to stop by some blogs in the next week or so. We have so much stuff going on here. Maybe I’ll get Mom to help me write more blogs so we can tell you everything.

About noodle4president

I was a discarded, lost little stray without a house or a family...until my mom found me. Now, I am the happiest, most loved dog in the whole world!

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  1. adogtales says:

    glad you are better now!

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  2. Cupcake says:

    Yikes! Thank goodness that thing is gone for good. You were very brave, M.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  3. Margret Abbott says:

    Oh my goodness! Molly, we are so glad you are ok. Way to help the dr. learn something new. πŸ˜‰
    Noodle, we can’t wait to read more of your blog posts. We missed you.

    ~nose nudges Bonnie, Belle and Bessie Pups

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  4. HEEEEEEEEY!!!!!! OMD, that is such good news Molly!!! I am doin’ happy zoomies and drinkin’ lots of margaritas in celebration!!!! (okays, so MAYBE I was drinkin’ margaritas anyhu, buuttts I will drink one just for you! ) I am glads that your breath is all fresh and stuffs now, cause peeps like fresh breaths, and I hear the boyz do too!
    MACY!!!!!!! MACY GURL!!!!!!! WHAT UP??!! Hey, I sure hopes your Moms has time to dictate your bloggie some more soon, cause I gots to catch up with what’s been happen gurl!
    Noooooodle!!!!! WHAT UP??! You are lookin’ most FABulous my pal! And I see your tail still goin’ a million miles a minute! BOL
    Okays, let’s pawty!!!
    Kisses,
    Ruby β™₯

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    • Ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuby! It’s me, Macy!!! Heyyyyyyyyy! Wow, I haven’t talked to you in furevers! I wish we could party together. I just know it would be epic-ally epic! Oh, here comes Molly! Kisses – Macy!

      Hi, Ruby! Thanks for the margarita celebration. I feel so much better knowing that bad thing is gone from my body. Here’s my brother, Noodle.

      Hi, Ruby!!!! Man, you sure know how to get those two going. You comment and it’s like someone walked in and said, “THE PARTY’S HERE!” Hope you and your Mom are good. ❀

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  5. KDKH says:

    Good golly, Molly! I am so glad that you got that tumor gone and that you don’t expect it back. Very grateful for you!

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  6. oh what a bad surprise… you do something just to be really sure and boom! it comes back with such news. we are so glad that she is c-free now and we hope so much that she is not one of the 2% who have to deal again with this evil thing. Hugs to you, for being the BEST pet parents ever… to write a book with all things you did for your pets and for animals in need would need 87 years… thanks for that… the world needs more people like you and it would be a much better place…

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    • You made Mom blush. She said she doesn’t often feel like a very good pet parent lately. To us dogs, yes, but the other animals have not been getting enough love or attention. Maybe now that my Grandpa’s getting all settled, that will change.

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  7. Thank doG your cancer is gone now, Molly! How scary!

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  8. Xena: That cancer knew it wouldn’t be around long if anyone knew what it was, so it disguised itself like an evil secret agent, right? Thank goodness your Mom said, “Off with it’s head,” or something like that and it has gone to h-e-l-l. xox
    Lucy: Xena! What the h-e-l-l?
    Xena: I’m telling Mommy you swore.
    Mom #2: I love you, Noodle, and am both in shock and overjoyed about your Molly news. Will you give her a big Noodle kiss for me? Oh, and we all know it’s your blog, not your mom’s. πŸ™‚

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  9. Holy canine! Glad your mum insisted it be removed (BTW, nice job on the dental-not having any extractions-that’s pawsome news!). We are so happy with the good news that it’s all gone now. Hugs from me and tail wags from the Knuckleheads. (( ))

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  10. nordhuesn says:

    Good Golly Miss Molly!!!! We are so glad you have a clean bill of health (and clean breath). We’ve missed you a bunch. You both look so adorable. It’s spring now, so are you going to roll in the dirt more often Noodle?

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  11. Vicki Thomas Crown says:

    Wonderful to know Molly is healing and now cancer free!! Best of health to you all.
    xoxox

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  12. corkscot says:

    We are glad that Molly is going to be okay. Take care of her little brother.

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  13. speedyrabbit says:

    wowzers…good job its gone now,xx Speedy

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  14. Meow wow Molly doggie this musta bin so scarey fore you!!! An Noodle Doodle mee betss you were bee-side yore self with wurry! Aunty Samantha wee so reeleeved Molly iss OKay an hope that nasty cancer nevurr comess back!!
    Sendin POTP an lotss of ❀ ❀ an ***purrsss*** BellaDharma an {{huggiesss}} LadyMew

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  15. Charlee: “We don’t like seeing the word ‘cancer’ when it comes to our friends …”
    Chaplin: “… But if we have to see it, the past tense is good!”

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  16. scifihammy says:

    Phew! Not nice to find out it was cancer, but great that it is all gone. πŸ™‚

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