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My 6 year old Goldie had a Mast Cell Tumour of the skin removed from the left side of his flank 9 months ago.

I've just found another suspicious lump on his neck - have already spoken to the vet and he'll be taken in on Monday to have it checked out and probably a needle biopsy carried out.

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My casey had a mast cell growth on his shoulder . When removed it was a little bigger than a marble (it grew very fast). It was taken off and nothing ever returned. He lived until 13 when it was just "time" for him to go.
He was never treated with anything but the vet said always have benadryl available just in case. Good Luck, I'm sure your pup will be fine.

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Pleased to hear that yours was treated successfully.

Took mine to the vet and as the lump has shrunk (can barely find it now) we are just keeping an eye on it for now.
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And another update ......... the lump grew slightly larger again so back to the vets (it was now big enough to take a sample with a needle). The sample was sent for testing and next day we had the result - yet another Mast Cell Tumour!

So, even as I type this, he is once again being operated on and having his second Mast Cell tumour removed (this one is on his neck - the one he had last year was on his left flank).

Argh!

Let's hope he doesn't develop any more - the poor guy, I do so hate leaving him at the vets for an op (even though our practice and the people in it are superb). I hope to pick him up later today (or tomorrow if he needs to have a drain put in place and so has to stay overnight - let's hope not!).
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Hope your Goldie is doing great, sending positive vibes and prayers.


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Bo had a MCT in his lower lip/jowls. It was extremely aggressive, and grew larger overnight. By the next afternoon we had him in to the vet and they confirmed the diagnosis by needle biopsy. Then she aspirated the nearest lymph nodes. The cancer cells were already present in his lymph nodes.

I took him home for 3 days, in which time the tumor more than doubled in size and ulcerated. He had several other suspicious lumps developing on his chest. And so I made the hardest drive of my life and came home with an empty collar...

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So terribly, terribly sorry to hear about Bo. You must have been utterly heartbroken.
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My good friend's GR passed in June of mast cell. It unfortunately started in her intestines, which is rare. The mass was removed and shortly after tumors were popping up on her skin. The vet did start her on a regimen of Pred and Benedryl and also a specific diet. Please check with your vet if yours has not started with an antihistamine.


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I am sorry to read about Goldie's mast cell tumors. How is he doing? Did the vet tell you what grade the tumors were? I, II or III?

My third golden was diagnosed with a grade III MCT back in 2009. Her MCT was very aggressive. I hope Goldie's is not.


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