Nixin is a loving and loyal Golden/Kuvatz mix who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of basal cell carcinoma in October 2011. He underwent surgery to remove growths on his leg and back, and now requires radiation to eradicate any remaining cancer cells.
Nixin's perpetual smile and playful antics never fail to make me laugh. Meeting him for the first time quite entertaining, as he is likely to introduce you to all of his “babies”, initiate a game of catch, and try to sit on your lap…all within the first 10 minutes of greeting.
Nixin's role in my life transcends companionship. In my profession working with terminally ill children, "how was your day?" is anything but light conversation. Quite often, Nixin serves as my confidant, and never fails to calm me, lift my mood, or just simply be there for a needed hug.
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The best course of treatment for this cancer is daily radiation therapy for approximately 3 weeks. This is a very expensive option, yet the most successful for his type of cancer. Unfortunatly, we require external help in order to move forth. The longer we wait, the greater the chance of recurrence and, in turn, decreased likelihood that treatment will be successful.