Lumps and bumps can occur anywhere on the body. They can be any shape, size, or color. The only way to say for certain what the growth is made from, is to have it tested in a laboratory. This can be done with a needle aspirate (85% accurate), tissue biopsy (95% accurate), or removal with submission of the entire growth (100% accurate). We remove all types and sizes of growths daily at Helping Hands. Some people want to know what the growth is and others do not care what it is as long as it is gone from their pet. Our laboratory charges us $100 to get the growth analyzed and we pass that fee on to you if you decide you want to know.
We always recommend removing growths when they are first noticed, as they tend to be small and come off much more easily which is better for your pet and your pocketbook. The smaller the growth, the less expensive it is to remove it. Even if the growth gets to be quite large, we are still happy to help you get it off your pet. Some growths can surprisingly grow quite quickly or go undetected if they are in a tricky area or your pet is very fluffy.
Some growths are benign, which means they are not cancerous. They may continue to grow where they are but usually do not spread throughout the body and generally do not recur after removal. Cancerous growths can recur despite removal and may spread to other areas of the body. We make every attempt to get “clean margins” when we remove a growth. This means we take healthy tissue around the growth to increase the chances of getting all diseased tissue.Watch Consumed (2015) Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download
A growth can be larger than what is visible on the surface. It can go deep and wide under the skin beyond what can be seen on the outside, so the incision often will be larger than the growth itself. We want to remove the entire growth with a measure of healthy tissue surrounding it to be sure we get all of it.