Pet Care Clinic would like to thank all of our clients for their patience and understanding when having to reschedule an appointment or procedure during the recent past.
After undergoing several procedures and tests, it has been determined that Dr. Hiss has a large Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST). GISTs are uncommon tumors of the GI tract. Dr. Hiss’ GIST started in the outer wall of his stomach. There is no indication that this cancer has spread to any other organs.
After meeting with the oncologist, it was determined that the best course of treatment is to begin with a drug that targets the tumor to shrink it in size. Shrinking the tumor will make surgery easier when the time comes to remove it. Over the next few months, doctors will continue to monitor the progress of the treatment until deciding when the surgery is an option.
Dr. Hiss is feeling fine, and will continue to do what he loves, taking care of your pet family members!
Thank you to all of you who have sent cards, well wishes and prayers his way!