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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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I have an 8 year old pitbull mix with a testicular tumor it

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I have an 8 year old pitbull mix with a testicular tumor it seems the doc doc does not have too much knowledge other than tumor removal I am scared it has soread as he sometimes has drops of blood from penis and has really slowed down his activity this past week. My question at this point do we put him trough surgery or or not.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hello.

Testicular tumors have a similar behavior to those in people. They can grow quite large and have endocrine secretion to lead to other signs. The chance of metastasis to other organs is pretty low, though. It's thought to be < 15% as far as chance of metastasis. With that in mind, surgical removal is often times curative for these tumors.

I would not hesitate to neuter him and do a scrotal ablation. This is where the scrotum is removed as well. This gives you your best chance of removing all cancerous cells. The surgery should be curative in 85% of dogs.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.