I was just wondering how did you make out with your boy, Stomps?
Theoritical removal is a more accurate diagnostic tool than needle asperation. It is possible though not likely that the cancer cells just didn't show up on the asperation Also on extremely small leasion an asperation general is not possible. Earlier this year Mariah got a tinly lump centered on the suture line for a grade 2 mast tumor less than six month earlier. Turns out while no cancer cells were found on the asperation there just weren't enough cells to declare it no cancerious so the lump and the enire scar were removed. Turned out to be an ingrown hair but given the location and nature of the lump sometimes removal is the better diagnostic choice. Also if because of location and size removal is necessary anyway it is also the cheaper alternative.I would want a vet to aspirate them before making a decision to take them off, especially in an older dog.[/b]