I know the feeling Vernon. When I was researching after Mouta's diagnosis, I read that 1 in 4 dogs are diagnosed with cancer! That's pretty high odds and we had (at the time) 4 dogs and I thought why does it have to be one of ours. I guess everybody here has had that thought! Back in December we had one with a lump on top of her head and I thought "no way, not another one". Fortunately it wasn't cancer, but once you go through it, it always pops into your head when you find a lump or bump or one of the pups doesn't feel good. The cliche' fits...All of us here have been there, done that and I have a t-shirt (Fight K9 Cancer) and Mouta had a t-shirt (I'm a Survivor).
I am sorry to hear of Betty tumor. My prayers are with you! Welcome to I Remember Love and to Fight K9 Cancer. I think you will find many good friends here and a lot of support...some good discussions too! It's a great place to share what we are doing/have done for our precious pets as well as a good place to unload when/if you feel overwhelmed.
I have a PDF file I can send you--not so appropriate to post here. Has lots about cancer busting diets.
I can let you know what we have done for Phoebe. Has it helped? Who knows, but we have been treating her with chemo (two different ones [first showed no results] since January and we have gotten some pretty good news from the second round of chemo. All but one tiny tumor has gone away! I'm sure the diet we have her on has helped boost her immune system which is always beneficial in fighting cancer.
We chose to do a hybrid diet of grain free dry & cans (never knew cancer fed on carbohydrates) and we mix in a pre-prepared (frozen) RAW diet that is certified safe. Phoebe has always been pretty picky with what she will eat, so we went with what we--and our vet--felt was a good choice in limiting her carb intake as well as boosting her immune system with things like Salmon oil, onco powder (supplement from the vet) blueberries, Multi-vitamins and Glucosomine (which they were already getting).
I can send you the links to all the food sites I have and let you and your vet make the decision that is best for your sweet Betty!
Sorry for you and Betty that you are having to go through this! I got my crash course in January when we got the diagnosis on our Phoebe. First thing I wanted to do was research everything I could! Betty is young too--Phoebe was just shy of her 9th birthday! It's just so unfair, I would probably be more OK with the diagnosis if she were like 14 or 15, because let's face it, we know going in that we will have to say goodbye WAY before we are ever ready to; but when they are mid life, it's so much harder because I'm feeling so cheated by the time I may not have with Phoebe!
Shoot me an email, and I will tell you more and send you that file--it's actually a Dog Cancer book I bought and downloaded which is why it's inappropriate to post it here.