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STELFONTA Shot - any success?

Published on: May 24, 2022 • By: Boxermom · In Forum: Dogs
May 24, 2022 at 09:41pm
Have any of you used the STELFONTA shot to treat mast cell tumors, and if so, what was your experience? My dog had a mast cell tumor removed a month ago and a new one has already grown back very close to where the old one was. He is having surgery again a week from today, and my vet also mentioned this new shot. Just trying to get more information as there is not much on the internet.
Liz Buchanan BVSc MRCVS
May 27, 2022 at 09:31am
Hello!  Stelfonta is still a relatively new treatment for Mast Cell Tumour that can not be resected surgically.  I am not the best person to advise you on it as I have never used it.  However, reports do sound encouraging, with 3/4 cases doing very well (obviously 1 in 4 don't).  In order to understand fully what is involved, perhaps have your vet take you through the data-sheet / literature in order to make up your minds together about whether it is worth trying in this particular case.
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