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Small red growth on tongue
Hello, about a month a ago I noticed a small red bump that looks smooth on my Lloyd's tongue, located in the middle towards the back of his mouth. In looking back at photos I found one where I could see it from April 2018, over a year ago. Yesterday, he went under to have it removed but they were unable to get it all as it was deep, but were able to get enough to send for a biopsy. I will get the results early next week.
Being a true worry wart, I am freaking myself out as all the articles I find indicate most growths in dog's mouths are malignant.
The vet told me the growth was more like an ulcer as it collapsed when they went into remove it. She said she could not tell it was cancerous but said the fact he's young will be in his favor (he's 4 1/2).
I've attached a picture of the growth. Would love to hear from anyone who may have had something similar. If it is cancer, I'm prepared to do whatever is best for my boy as he's my life.... he's really all I have for family and I can't even fathom losing him or seeing him suffer.
Did anyone out there have a growth that turned out to be benign (looking for positive outcome stories to relieve my worry!)
Anyone have bump on the tongue turn out to be malignant? If so, what did you do? What was the outcome? How would you recommend someone approach it? My main concern would be quality of life and not putting him through something terrible without a good outcome.
RIP Sweet Molly (11/14/2001 - 4/7/2014)
Last edited by lloyddobler; 06-07-2019 at 09:50 AM.