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My chocolate lab has breast cancer. Since she is 12 years

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My chocolate lab has breast cancer. Since she is 12 years old we have chose not to do a mastectomy but she has a large softball shaped mass that has grown in just a week or so. She doesn't appear to be in pain, is eating and responding and breathing okay, the things our vet told us to watch for. But the tumor interferes with her movement and we wondered about bandaging it?
JA: 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?
Customer: Mocha
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Mocha?
Customer: what I put in the first message
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

Can you share pictures of this area?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No, sorry it is a large mass hanging from her mammary glands area near her rear legs. I know it is cancer, I just want to know what I can do to keep her comfortable? The low hanging mass is awkward for her.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

Seeing what you're seeing will help me not only to determine if this can be bandaged but also how to instruct you to do so. Can you provide pictures given more time? Perhaps video?