I brought a middle aged, female dog home from the rescue this weekend to spend some time with my uncle who is looking for a new companion. She has the most wonderful temperament and would be the perfect dog for him. Over the summer, he lost his dog to cancer at the age of ten and it really hit him hard. The problem with this dog (Lucy) is that she has a lump about an inch and a half to two inches on her back. It does not cause pain and is moveable. The rescue will be having it removed this coming week and will be sending it out for testing. I know it is very difficult to tell anything about the lump without having it biopsied, but has anyone had experience with lumps on dogs? How common is it for lumps to turn out to be cancerous? I'm hoping it will be fine with removal. Should he decide he is interested in possibly adopting Lucy, I am going to suggest he put in an application for foster and wait until the rescue gets the test results back. That way if it turns out to be more than just a fatty lump, he can look at other dogs. I guess I'm just looking for some stories and maybe some prayers. I'm really crossing my fingers that everything turns out ok because she would be perfect for him.