18 months ago Rita was diagnosed with stage 4 sub-stage A Large B-cell Lymphoma. If left untreated, she was given 1-2 months to live.
In March 2019, Rita began the CHOP-based chemo protocol. With her intestinal and liver diseases, it was uncertain she could even make it through her chemo plan. Her oncologist said with this treatment Rita would survive 12-18 months.
Despite the fact that her other health issues gave her a lesser chance than most, Rita made it through her chemo, and also reached every remission milestone that research said she most likely wouldn’t: 6 months, 12 months, and today…18 months!
We hold on to the faith and hope that she will not only continue to beat the odds and join the small percentage of dogs with Stage IVa Lymphoma who live 2 years, but that she also will defy “the norm” of her cancer prognosis even further!