Just got off the phone with Howie's Doctor. He does not have CA like the Doc first thought. Biopsy showed no Cancer. What he does have is Panniculitis...an inflammation of the subcutaneous (underneath the skin) fat tissue. Doc said what Howie has is a severe and aggressive form of this disease. It is affecting his immune system. I will be taking him back to the Vet's for culture to test for Bacteria or Fungi...then we decide on treatment. SO it looks like Howie will be ok...I hope! The Doc was sure that he had CA...I need to ask her why when she aspirated the lump that it showed CA cells.??? She told me that it is a rare disease in dogs. SO Howie who has never been sick now gets a rare disease...I am just so thankful that it is not CA..but now we face a long road ahead of us treating this disease. Poor Howie is still not feeling that great. I can't wait till we have our old crazy happy dog back. SO in the meantime I guess I will continue to spoil him! He still is being very picky about what he eats...turns his nose up at foods that he normally loves. So back to cooking chicken for him or maybe order him a pizza to be delivered...yea that sounds like a good idea for tonights dinner!