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    Tanya is offline Senior Member
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    Dryf went to the vet today to have a lump removed. The lump was the size of a looney (canadian dollar coin - bigger than a quarter) and on the side of his jaw.

    However, the vet was unable to remove the lump. My first question - why would she not be able to remove anything? My dad said nothing appears different.
    The vet tech (who is the only person my dad talked to afterwards as the vet was away) said it was affecting his salivation gland.

    I know this isn't very clear and that it may be impossible to extrapolate any possibilities but does this seem at all familiar to anyone?

    We will knwo the results of the test (on the "lump") on Thursday.

    Charlie (foster) and Rocky

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    Tanya, I don't ahve any answers, but I wanted to say that I am pulling for good news for Dry.
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    Maybe decided to do a biopsy in case it was malignant? That might affect the type and scope of surgical removal?
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    They are testing - hopefully we have results tomorrow.

    Guess I'll have to be patient abit longer. It's hard because we really have absolutely no idea - they told my dad NOTHING. So of course he's imaging the worse. He's sure it's cancer or something just as bad. I am trying to be more optomistic - it really could be nothing at all!
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    If the lump is benign or malignant probably wouldn't matter unless they knew that to begin with...Chances are that the lump had somehow gone into or around the salivary gland and they couldn't remove without interuption of the gland. Not sure, but that is what it would sound like to me.

    Best wishes for Dryf...

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmydogz2much
    If the lump is benign or malignant probably wouldn't matter unless they knew that to begin with...Chances are that the lump had somehow gone into or around the salivary gland and they couldn't remove without interuption of the gland. Not sure, but that is what it would sound like to me.

    Best wishes for Dryf...
    That is what my dad said - something about it being close/around/in the salivary gland!! (I had trouble understanding it all).

    Thank you.
    We were supposed to know the results on Thursday but haven't heard back yet. The vet was out of the office (she is also a farm/large animal vet) and the vet techs/assistants didn't have the results. We do not yet know if it is benign or whatnot.
    Charlie (foster) and Rocky

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    It was nothing!
    The vet thinks dryf may just have scratched it to create that weird lump. Either way - tests came back negative for cancer so WOOHOO!!
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    Thank goodness! What a relief!

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    Great News Tanya!

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    That's excellent news!

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