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^^^ I agree with DScritchy. Get it removed well. My girl had a tiny little frozen pea sized lump (also felt like a frozen pea) and while we all thought it would be benign, it was not. Aspiration showed it was cancer and it turned out it was a soft tissue sarcoma. I had a surgical specialist remove it and she took very large margins and got it all. Further testing showed it was quite aggressive and my dog needed chemo to prevent regrowth. So I am a big encourager of getting every bump checked right away and if it is not benign, get it removed carefully. Hope it turns out to be benign, but it might be something you want to remove anyway.
 

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You’ve gotten great input but I thought I’d add something else to keep in mind. Once they test it, if they think it needs to be removed, depending on what type they think it is, consider going to a specialist for removal. We had a dog with a MCT and our vet did the initial removal but it came back with bad margins and we ended up needing a specialist for a second surgery. Would have been much more effective (both for the dog and my bank account!) to just go with the specialist the first time.
Ok that is good information to know . I appreciate that thanks 😊
 

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Update the results are in and it turns out it’s a
Plasma Cell Tumor and it’s currently benign 🙏 Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers Jake and I appreciate it😊 The vet said it’s pretty rare but sometimes they do change and can become cancer so we have a follow up appointment in a month. Does anyone have experience with these types of tumors and if so what was your experiences ? Thanks again 💕
 

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Update the results are in and it turns out it’s a
Benign Plasma Cell Tumor 🙏 Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers Jake and I appreciate it😊 The vet said it’s pretty rare but sometimes they do change and can become cancer so we have a follow up appointment in a month. Does anyone have experience with these types of tumors and if so what was your experiences ? Thanks again 💕
That's great and I hope Jake will get an all clear in a month's time as well!! 😊🤞🏽 Sorry I have no advice for you but I'm sure the more experienced members here will help you...
 

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That is good news! What a relief. I have no experience with such a tumour, but if it could become cancerous, I would have it removed as soon as possible and not give it the chance.
 

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That is good news! What a relief. I have no experience with such a tumour, but if it could become cancerous, I would have it removed as soon as possible and not give it the chance.
I agree with you :) I’m not really sure why the vet recommended coming back in a month and didn’t just remove it. It was so much information to take in that I didn’t think to ask. I was hoping someone had a similar experience or has felt with this before and could advise me on the process.
 

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I was hoping someone had a similar experience or has felt with this before and could advise me on the process.
It might be worth getting a second opinion and/or referral to a surgeon sooner than later. I just wouldn't want to give it the chance to become cancerous.
 
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By second opinion do you mean make a appointment at a different vet? Or would you try to find a specialist?
If a surgeon will see him without a referral from your vet, you could definitely do that. But if not, I would just be worried about this month-long wait. I'd seek a second opinion and try to get things moving sooner.
 
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