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Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? How long ago was she diagnosed? How was she diagnosed? Was it through an aspirate of a mass?
Okay thanks for the additional information. Does she still have masses on her mammary gland currently? Has she had surgery to remove the masses? Epithelial cell neoplasm can occur anywhere on the skin but when it occurs on the mammary gland it is considered mammary gland tumor. Usually if there is a suspicion for cancer associated with the mammary gland the best treatment is to have surgery to remove as much of the mammary gland as possible. The prognosis depends on if the mass can be removed completely, the stage of the cancer and how long it has been there for. A biopsy can usually give a good idea of these things. Also you would want to see if the cancer has spread anywhere so I usually recommend chest xrays to determine if the mass is located anywhere else in the body.
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Mixed cell inflammation is typical with tumors that affect the mammary glands. Alot of times these tumors affect the normal cells and and cause inflammation and hemorrhage. . As far as the cough is concerned, has she ever been tested for heart worm? I would recommend a chest x-ray to make sure nothing serious is going on before considering surgery
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