I recently found a lump on my 4 1/2 year old bully. It was hard and if i pushed on it just right Bella wasn't too impressed so it made me nervous. Off ot the vet we went and through the asperation of the cells my vet came back with spindle cells and a tumor's name I can't even say! She told me that we could wait and see if it grows, but it would have to come out. As I was leaving the office stupid me asked her to write down the name of the tumor... bad idea! I have been reading up on them and its a possible form of cancer! There are different types and one is worse than the other etc. We go back to the vet this saturday to see how much it has grown (and it has in just a weeks time because you can see it now if she is sitting in front of you) and ti discuss surgery to take it out. One of the places I was reading said that these types of tumors can come back in 70% of dogs, and that if they are caught in time the dogs life expectancy is 2-4 years after removal. My poor girl can't catch a break, she has had medical issues since birth but there was no way I could send her back to the breeder knowing they most likely would have put her down because of how much money she would cost medically. She didn't choose me as her mommy, I chose her. So she gets the best medical attention she needs no matter what the cost! But I know having to have surgery is going to make her sad, and hopefully she will come out of this with no problems and go back to being her crazy self after she heals! But if anyone has had this happen and would like to share their stories.... good or bad... I would greatly appreciate it.