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my one year old cav king Charles was spayed about 9 weeks ago and now she has a mammary mass about 3 cm, I have been to the vet today and he recommends we check her again in two weeks to see if if reduces in size. She did have one about two weeks ago on another breast but it disappeared. Could this be something other than cancer
I am sorry to hear you are worried about Molly.
My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.
It would be very unusual for a dog this young to have cancer in a mammary gland. This could be a cyst, or an enlargement called "mammary hyperplasia" that usually will go away on its own, especially now that she is spayed.
You can have a test, called "FNA" for fine needle aspirate, done to find out what this mass is. A small needle is inserted into the mass to extract cells, the cells are put on a microscope slide, and examined either in your vet's office or sent out to your vet's lab to be checked. This should tell you what this mass is
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So if my vet decides to operate first would it be a good idea to suggest the F.N.A first