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Old 11-30-2006, 02:56 PM
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my ten year old dog has lumps and bumps all over his legs and two on his head/face. The biggest one on his face, the vet said was nothing to worry about but that the one on his head concerned her. When i showed her all the ones on his legs she said maybe he's just a bumpy dog and it's nothing. I know if he did have cancer we would not put him through Chemotherapy anyway so i was wondering what your take was on this and if i should have a bump biopsied.
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Old 11-30-2006, 07:48 PM
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personally i'd want them aspirated and checked, because i'm the kind of person who Needs To Know Things, even if i weren't going to do chemo. if it is cancer, there are other things that can slow the progression that aren't actually chemo.
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Old 11-30-2006, 08:47 PM
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Is he in pain?

Personaly I would have them checked and fast...if it was cancer it could spread
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Old 11-30-2006, 08:51 PM
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No he is not in any pain and about an hour ago i noticed a new bumpon his head. It's weird cause he's had some of them for years but about three of them are increasing in size, the one on his head, one on his leg, and the one on the bottom of his foot.
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Have them checked by a vet ASAP
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Old 11-30-2006, 09:54 PM
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I've had many lumps and bumps with older dogs , but always had them aspirated .... I couldn't live without knowing !
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Old 11-30-2006, 10:58 PM
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The only way to know for sure if they are cancer is to do a fine needle biopsy. This is a very simple and often painless procedure and results are back in less then a week. I think it's better to know then to not know, even if you aren't going to do chemo or radiation. There are diet modifications etc. that can help dogs with cancer live longer.
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Old 11-30-2006, 11:47 PM
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Trey had two lumps on his butt last year, and we had them biopsied. They were benign, but we watched them and eventually had them removed because one was getting rather large. He has a new one now, that is also benign and is currently being watched by us and our vets.

I'd get a biopsy done if I were you ASAP. Even if you aren't going to do chemo, you should know to see what kind of treatments are available.
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