Mast Cell Tumors in dogs
Our 11 year old lab had a large lump biopsied and it came back as a mast cell tumor. They can't grade it until it has been removed. He has had this lump for years, the previous vet said it was a lipoma.The vet said it feels encapsulated, but that doesn't mean it hasn't spread. On the other hand, it could mean it is contained and removing it will be curative. He is going to have it removed next Tuesday and I don't want to borrow trouble, but I am so afraid it has spread. We've had several pets with various cancers and we have never had a positive outcome. Is there anyone out there with success stories about mast cell removal to report?