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Old 02-27-2005, 07:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
Barbara Winters
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I had a basset who had multiple non-malignant tumors including the ones that came from hair forming cells. On two occassions my vet removed a total of a least 20. He looked like the patchwork quilt but recovered quickly. Certainly wasn't suffering as I recall having to stop him from playing with Roady. He had to have a few single ones removed, with just local anesthesia. It's the anesthesia I worry about, not the surgery.

Some bassets just seem to get a lot of lumps and as long as you do the fine needle aspirations as Betsy mentions and catch any that might be cancerous at an early stage, your basset should live a long happy life.

Hope everything with Ben turns out ok-keep us posted.
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