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Marianne. Labradoodle swollen ankle. My Vet, after doing an

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Marianne. Labradoodle swollen ankle. My Vet, after doing an X-***** ***** and having it read says tibia bone cancer. Inhave done a lot of research and O can't seem to find if the ankle should generate heat. He is 13 but is very active and healthy. I plan on taking him for a second opinion
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Jess K replied 6 months ago.
Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I am so sorry to hear about your dog! It would not be unusual to feel heat around the swelling of a bone tumor due to inflammation in the area. I would, however, consider a second opinion, or having your vet send the x-rays to a radiologist for review, or doing a biopsy of the bone tumor, simply because of the fact that the ankle is not a common area for the most common bone cancer (Osteosarcoma), although it is certainly possible for the cancer to occur anywhere. This cancer usually presents either around the shoulder, wrist on the FRONT leg, or the around the knee on the hind leg. Here is an article on this cancer with more information to look over:
Expert:  Jess K replied 6 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Jessica Keay