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Mast Cell Tumour of the skin - prognosis if it's NOT removed?
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.
I'm just curious about the prognosis for dogs with mast cell tumours of the skin when the tumour is NOT removed/treated. Not saying I'm going down this route, I'll go by the advice of the vet IF it's a MCT - I'm just curious really. Presumably there are cases where the MCT has been left with no ill effects?
I assume that the MCT is removed because it's an aggressive form of cancer and can of course spread to the internal organs, especially if there is a tumour in place already wheich can spread its' grief elsewhere.
Any thoughts please?