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My name is***** and I am very sorry to hear that Shadie is sick. When we describe cancer in the lungs of dogs, it usually has a very distinctive appearance of "cannon balls" in the lungs. There is nothing else that appears that way in the lungs and I would suspect that if your regular vet was able to diagnose cancer, she is probably correct. If you want confirmation on the diagnosis, you can ask your vet to send the x-rays to a board certified radiologist for interpretation.
I would also recommend having your regular vet biopsy the mass so that you can determine its exact identity and what treatments could be effective against it.
I am so sorry to hear that Shadie is sick. Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.
Kansas State University
College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2001