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Hi there, this is Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
I'm sorry to hear this and understand your concern for Garfina.
Would a photo of her growth be possible please?
Is this a hard lump under the skin near a nipple?
Is it 'knobbly' and irregular?
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And is it near her nipple?
Thank you, ok.
I am just typing my reply.
As Garfina was spayed later in life, she is at higher risk for mammary cancer.
These cancers are not uncommon in cats and they can be malignant so we do need to act quickly.
As the lump has been present for over 2 weeks, we should have it analysed at the vets.
This will mean either a Fine Needle Aspirate (FNA) or biopsy.
If this is a tumour, it will be removed surgically.
Other possibilities would include e.g. a fatty growth (lipoma) or cyst.
You would need to contact the vet she is registered with.
If not registered, you'll have to call around for a local clinic with space.
Please discuss any financial concerns with your vet so they can work with you.
If this is a tumour, the sooner we have it treated, the cheaper it will be; and the better for Garfina.
Not at all and wishing Tilly all the very best.