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Lottemarine

3 Yr Old Black Lab Diagnosed With Mast Cell Tumour

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I noticed a red rash 2 weeks ago on my 3 year old black lab, I thought it was ringworm. The next week it had turned into a raised lump about 1cm wide. I went straight to the vet and they biopsied it and it came back as a mast cell tumour. We are currently waiting for the pathology results expected tomorrow/Friday and i am so worried. I've heard Labradors and young age are more susceptible to aggressive tumours.

She has always had allergies and now I'm wondering if this triggered it at such a young age.

Thoughts welcome?

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Mast Cell Tumours like other types of cancer can be treated. If you use an oncologist they have many options available if there is an problems. I know of many dogs both young and old that have been diagnosed with MCT and live a very long time. Nowadays cancer is not an immediate death sentence for most dogs. The ones that do best are those treated by an oncologist the same as with humans.

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