MANY DOGS AND CATS HAVE LUMPS AND BUMPS. NOT ALL OF THESE MASSES ARE MALIGNANT (CANCEROUS) TUMORS. IN FACT, MOST TUMORS ARE BENIGN (NOT CANCER).
Masses must be sampled and evaluated under a microscope to determine what they are. The sooner we determine whether a mass is cancerous and should be removed, the better for your pet. Most skin and subcutaneous (under the skin) tumors can be cured when diagnosed early when masses are small.
I am Dr Sue Cancer Vet and I am on a mission to raise cancer awareness in dogs and cats, so we can diagnose earlier and save lives.
When a skin mass is the size of pea or larger or has been present for 1 month,
Aspirate or biopsy, and treat.
No, not even the most experienced veterinarian can look at or feel a mass and know if it is cancer or not. Your veterinarian must perform an aspirate or biopsy to make an accurate diagnosis.
Early detection saves lives.
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Conference speaking in the COVID-19 age.
From my home, all dressed up on top, cut-off jeans shorts and comfy slippers on the bottom (instead of my high heels and well-pedicured toes). Coffee was made at home, lots of wires everywhere, praying that internet worked well, and keeping the boys off Fortnite and Overwatch.
Since we cannot travel, my good friends Eric Garcia and Dr. Mary Gardner decided to create a virtual conference, practice management the first weekend, medicine the second. I normally do not love online speaking, I like being there live and in person - to engage the audience and interact.
But with Noodle U we spoke with camera on to increase engagement and make it more fun. Plus we could interact on the closed FB group in real time. Not the same as being in person, but pretty amazing in its own special way.
I also had the opportunity to learn some new things from some of the best veterinary speakers including Eric, Mary Dr Dave Nicol Dr. Susan Little Jolle Kirpensteijn Bash Hallow and Denise Tumblin. It was an honor to be included in this group. Plus I was energized and inspired from Keynote speakers @therealsuzeorman and Dr BJ Miller
I think my favorite part as a speaker was the happy hour/office hours. Each day they had the 2 speakers back for an hour to answer all those questions from our talks that we did not get to at each session. And have some fun. I really love listening to questions and helping you all.
I also miss my speaker friends. They are my family on the road. I so look forward to getting back on the road, in the air, and speaking at veterinary conferences in person. But in the meantime, I am thankful for Noodle U, my amazing friends, this profession, and the opportunity the speak and do what I love. @ Tarrytown, New York ... See MoreSee Less