Pearl just had 4 mast cell tumors removed from her stomach, right inner thigh, left leg and above her front right leg last Tuesday. The vet said they were all grade 1 but know i found another one on her head has anyone else had multiple MCT
YES MY Tracee has!And had her first surgery in Aug. of 2010. (she had at least 6 removed..and a month later had 3 more removed...2 of which the vet "decided" didn't need to be removed...and the 3rd. was a little "bity" one that just appeared in her eye-brow, and was there all of a week? Told the 2nd. vet to remove that one with the other 2...sent it in to lab...was mast-cell also...stage 1... all the other ones were stage 2. Tracee just turned 7yrs. in March...have done a lot of research on MCT .... without a biopsy there is no way of knowing if a "skin" bump or lump is MCT! VERY CONCERNING TO ME! AND THEY CAN RETURN! TRACEE HAS HAD HERE SHARE OF of "bumps and lumps" for about 4 yrs. now. and just last summer I found a vet...(on my vacation) that was concerned...SO SHE HAD SURGERY WHILE WE WERE ON VACATION...AND THEN WHEN WE GOT HOME...800MILES AWAY OUR FAMILY VET TOOK THE OTHER 3....I WOULD RECOMMEND HAVING THAT LAST BUMP REMOVED TOO...APPARENTLY WHAT I HAVE READ MCT CAN CHANGE, GET BIGGER GET SMALLER... AND LOOK ALL LOOK DIFFERENT... SO YES TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION OUR PUG TRACEE-LOVE HAS GONE THRU THIS. I AM SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT PEARL.. HOPE WE HELPED! LOVE AND PRAYS!