I looked at the picture. And I am surprised that your vet did not give you a diagnosis. I am also surprised that he did not do a fine-needle aspiration (where they use a needle to suck cells from the lump to look at under a microscope). If nothing was found after that, a biopsy should have been performed, where they remove part of the lump and send it off for testing. Only after all that, and a diagnosis of cancer or someother malignacy is found, should surgery be considered. Your dog is young, and should handle these procedures well. Your pocket might not like it, tho. Blessings - Blu
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.