Good News! Good News! Daisy’s tumor is benign!
The vet called us just minutes ago. The lab results were in. Daisy’s growth — that lump on the side of her face, which the vet removed a week ago — was benign!
It was, though, still a tumor. That thought on its own is chilling.
But… it was benign!
The vet said that it was a trichoblastoma tumor, a tumor of the hair follicle. I wasn’t familiar with this, so I trotted off to Google and this is what I learned:
- Almost all trichblastoma tumors are benign. (Benign!!)
- They’re not uncommon in some breeds, including golden retrievers.
- The treatment is surgical removal. Done and done!
- There’s great info on these tumors at this site.
I mentioned in my last post that I felt fairly certain that it was benign — I had that gut, intuitive feeling that all was okay — but it feels so fabulous to have the lab results to back that up.
I’m so happy!
I’m so relieved!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!
I’m chortling in my joy!