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Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I am very sorry to hear that your Cocker is not doing well. It is possible for these issues to seem like they are coming on all of a sudden, but usually the problem has been going on for a while. They have just been able to compensate well and show very mild to no symptoms. Often unrecognizable as being ill. When they decompensate, though, the symptoms can come on quickly. My feeling is that if there are suspected masses in the abdomen, especially coming from the liver and/or spleen; it would be a very good idea to get an abdominal ultrasound done. While a biopsy of the masses, which can often be done with the ultrasound, is the only definitive way to diagnose if cancer or not, just the images generated by the ultrasound can give a lot more information on if these masses are potentially cancerous and where they may be pushing up against. I am not sure exactly what questions you have in regards ***** ***** but if you feel like you still have other concerns, please let me know. Hope this helps.
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