Posted: 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2013
By Rick Couri
This Nemo is pretty easy to find. That’s because he’s a 730-pound pig.
When Nemo was four years old he was diagnosed with B-cell lymphoma.
For most the story would end there and the pig would die but Nemo’s owner would have none of it.
George Goldner told veterinarians to use any means necessary to save his beloved pig.
Keep in mind that cancer treatment for a dog can run as much as $5,000 but Goldner never wavered and it paid off.
Chemotherapy worked and Nemo is in remission leading doctors to have new hope. It wasn't easy though. Nemo's skin is so thick it was very hard for doctors to find a vein to put the medicine in.
A port placed in the carotid artery fixed that issue.
"Before when large animals were diagnosed with cancer, it was pretty much impossible to treat them," one said.
"Now we have a model to base it on."