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- October 10, 2007 at 7:17 pm #253632
Last week I took my Lab to the vet. She had a growth on her chest
which has gotten bigger since we first noticed it this summer. So,
the vet took a small syringe and drew out some part of the growth. He
put it onto 2 slides and sent them off to be tested (cytology I
believe is what I was charged for). My husband (the non-medical
person) took the call from the vet while I was at work. The vet said
that it was a melanoma, but that until they took it off and had it
tested, they wouldn’t know if it was malignant or benign. What the
heck did I just pay $112 for!!!!! How can they test it to find out it
is melanoma, but not know if it is cancerous or not? Anyone run into
this? I just spent $450 last week on all her shots, tests, exam,
heartworm and flea/tick meds and now this!!! Obviously, she is part
of our family and young (4yo) so we will get this removed, but I just
wonder why they couldn’t tell me straight up if it was malignant or
not. Thanks if anyone knows anything.
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