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AROOOOs from Tas Ginsberg MacGregor!
Tas' fight against bladder cancer.

In December, 2001, Tas was diagnosed with Transitional Cell Carcinoma (TCC),
or as it is more commonly know, bladder cancer.  We were referred to the Dallas
Veterinary Surgical Center in Dallas, TX. This is a wonderful facility with talented
men & women who love animals as much as we do. They can & do work wonders
on a daily basis.


Tas was scheduled for bladder surgery on Jan. 3rd, 2002, at the DVSC in Dallas, TX.
The t
umor was successfully removed but another smaller mass was located near
the trigone (neck area) of the bladder. This area was debulked, but not contained.
Tas was also started on piroxicam. An anti-inflammatory medicine that also shrinks
certain types of tumors. Lucky for Tas, bladder tumors also respond well to this medicine.

On Jan. 8th, 2002, Tas was examined by Dr. Cheryl K. Harris, an oncologist with the
Veterinary Specialists of North Texas. (Another wonderful group!) An ultrasound
and blood workup determined that Tas was a good prospect for chemo treatment.
Tas was given his first chemo treatment which consisted of 2.85 mg of Mitoxantrone.
Tas did not show any negative side effects from the chemo treatment and did really well.

His next check up was on January 30th, 2002. Tas had an ultrasound and results
showed a 50% DECREASE in the cells near the trigone area! Tas received his
second chemo treatment and continued to do really, really well.

On Feb. 27th, 2002, Dr Harris conducted another ultrasound & blood workup.
Tas' results were clear! Tas was in REMISSION!


Tha Tasmeister, summer of 2002

UPDATE 6/3/2002: An ultrasound revealed two small masses on the lower bladder wall near the trigone area. Tas received his 3rd chemo treatment today and his next check up will be on June 26th, 2002.
UPDATE 6/26/2002: The ultrasound was clear and showed no signs of cancer!
UPDATE 12/2002: Tas' cancer is back. He had 2 chemo treatments (3 weeks apart) and his cancer was again in remission.
Tas stayed in remission from January 2003 until October 2003.


UPDATE 11/13/2003: The cancer is back and it is now resistant to treatment. We enjoy our daily walks and Tas continues to eat & play as normal. We are taking it one day at a time.
TAS' DIET:  Flint River Ranch kibble mixed with raw veggies, Missing Link, organic yogurt, Spirulina & Barley Grass tabs (wheat grass, parsley, kelp, lecithin), freshly ground golden flaxseed, milk thistle, Sam-E and stinky sardines (omega oils).

Tas takes 5 mg of piroxicam (mixed with plain yogurt) one hour after dinner.
UPDATE 1/2/2004: Our sweet, brave, scottie boyee lost his battle with cancer today. Tas is now running and playing across the Rainbow Bridge. We love and miss you, Tas.

Special Thanks to DOUGAL'S FUND for giving Tas a new leash on life.
They helped fund Tas' surgery and provided much needed emotional support.
Tas says AROOO and THANK YOU to everyone who supports DOUGAL'S FUND.

Tas participated in the cancer study which was conducted at Purdue University in 2000.
Purdue Cancer Study



Tas Ginsberg MacGregor
09/04/93 – 01/02/04

In loving memory of my brave, sweet, scottie boy.

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