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Hi I've just found a large lump on my mother's dog like 5 mins ago

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the dog's name and age?

She is nearly 8 and xena

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

8 and her name is xena

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Xena?

She was spayed last year

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

I am sorry you are worried about Xena. Where on her body is the lump?

Many large lumps on dogs are benign fatty tumors, called lipomas. However, it could be more serious; about 15 to 20% of lumps on or below the skin on dogs are not benign. The only way to tell what a lump is, if it is cancer or benign, if it needs to be removed or not is to do FNA, fine needle aspiration. We put a sterile needle into the lump, to get a sample to stain and examine under a microscope. If only fat cells are seen, it is probably a lipoma. If abnormal cells are seen then the lump should be removed.

Pleae let me know what other questions you have and if this is helpful!

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

I did not hear back from you; I hope you were able to see my answer! Can I help with anything else?

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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