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Darn lump

July 21st, 2006, 10:20 PM
I found a lump on Sunny my oldest greyhound, at first I thought was likely a bug bite but after a few days still there, so took him to the vet, they looked and figured it may be an insect bite as well so decided to try benedryl, incase it was swollen due to a mild reaction to an insect bite, a week later it has become more domed shaped and firmer so he went back for an aspiration, some fatty cells came out so possibly just a lipoma(fatty tumor) but could possibly contain mast cells as well, I should know either way by Tuesday. I am keeping my fingers are crossed :fingerscr

July 21st, 2006, 10:35 PM
My best wishes to you and Sunny. Odds are it is nothing to be worried about but I'm sure you will worry just the same because that's what loving parents do.

July 21st, 2006, 11:16 PM
:fingerscr :fingerscr:fingerscr Hope it's just fatty.:fingerscr :fingerscr :fingerscr

July 22nd, 2006, 02:33 PM
Sorry to hear the news about Sunny. Let's think positive. :fingerscr :fingerscr :fingerscr

July 22nd, 2006, 06:30 PM
Ohhh,I've been there so many times...:fingerscr for a fatty lump.:grouphug:

July 22nd, 2006, 07:15 PM
Positive vibes coming your way!!!:grouphug:

July 22nd, 2006, 07:48 PM
:fingerscr cooper had a lump few months back and it went away with a topical solution, best wishes, stay possitive we are thinking of you!!!

July 25th, 2006, 07:37 AM
Thinking of you today :fingerscr

July 25th, 2006, 09:18 AM
We have all fingers and paws crossed for you and Sunny.

July 25th, 2006, 10:35 AM
Benign !!!!! It is a lipoma :)

And every penny was worth it :D

Especially after learning so much more about mast cell tumors, they can easily look like lipomas or even like Histiocytomas which are both benign, the only way to tell the difference is to do a needle aspiration or biopsy, you can't diagnose a lipoma(fatty tumor) simply by looking and know it is not cancerous mast cell tumor instead. Dogs have a 35% greater chance of having skin cancer than humans

The most common type of skin tumor is mast cell at 21.3% of total skin tumors, lipomas 8%, and histiocytomas are 2.5%

July 25th, 2006, 11:13 AM
wooohoooo,:party: I'm so glad! Give Sunny a big kiss from me!