What is a lump or bump? It is a tumor, and a tumor means any swelling beneath the skin. It is best to have it diagnosed by a vet to see if it is benign or malignant.
Fatty cysts are common, so not all lumps mean cancer. They can safely be removed. Age warts are a type of virus that are common in older dogs and pop up everywhere. They can also be removed safely but tend to re-grow. Cancer will enlarge rapidly (within a month). Large hard masses that seem to invade tissue or attach to bone should be suspicious and seek aid from your vet for treatment
Answered by Anonymous - 2/23/2012 3:05:51 PM