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Hi there, I'm Deb, a licensed veterinarian.
Do u have any info?
Polyps themselves are primarily benign. If it's not actually a polyp, but a mass of another type, it really depends on biopsy results. There are cancerous tumors that can devolop in the ear canal. Has a biopsy been taken as of yet?
No I am to see a specialist. I worriy about cancer
How old is your dog, and what breed is he?
If he is an older dog (more than 5-years), I worry more about cancer than I would in a younger dog. And then it depends on the breed. Some breeds are prone to certain cancers. Definately see the specialist. I'm sure they will biopsy... unless they can clearly tell from looking at it that it's just a polyp. But more often than not, we can't ever tell you definitively if a mass is cancer just by looking at it. They may do a fine needle aspirate first. Sometimes a mass can be diagnosed just by the aspirate.
I hope all goes well...
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