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My 11 year old whippet had a lump near her teats that we had

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My 11 year old whippet had a lump near her teats that we had removed about 12 months ago, but we have since notived that many more lumps have grown around her neck, stomach and legs, etc, there is also a fairly large black lump on her side about 10mm in diameter, would she be in any pain and should I take her to my loal vet to have all these lumps removed?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Drew :

Hello, thanks for your question today! I am Dr. Drew, and I am a licensed veterinarian. I'll be happy to help you in any way I can.

Dr. Drew :

Rather than planning on having multiple lumps removed,

Dr. Drew :

I'd suggest having them all tested via a fine-needle aspirate, to determine which ones may have suspicious-appearing cells within them,

Dr. Drew :

which could indicate cancer.

Dr. Drew :

If some of the lumps are found to be benign, then surgical removal is still an option, but not required.

Dr. Drew :

It's not really possible to determine how serious any given lump might be, just by looking at it,

Dr. Drew :

so I'd suggest asking your veterinarian about the fine-needle aspirate testing.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX take her to our local vet and get them tested.

Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 3 years ago.
You're very welcome. I do hope that all comes back non-cancerous!
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