How much does tumor surgery cost for a dog? Veterinary Cost
$500 to $1,000 is a fairly typical expense for a mast cell removal. If a board certified surgeon is elected due to difficult access to the site (for internal tumors or for less surgically amenable locations on the skin), costs are likely to increase two- to five-fold.
Should I get my dog’s tumor removed? It is sometimes hard to know when to worry about a lump. Any growth that is growing, changing, or irritating is typically recommended to be removed and biopsied to determine prognosis and need for further therapy.
How long do dogs live after tumor removal? Sixty one of 64 dogs (95%) were alive at the end of the study or had died of causes unrelated to the tumor, with a mean survival of 23.4 months and a median survival of 34 months after surgery. Twenty-eight dogs alive at the end of the study had a mean survival of 31.3 months after surgery.
How long can a dog last with a tumor? It depends on how aggressive or advanced the particular cancer is. By the time it’s detected, some dogs will live weeks to months, while others will live for years. Lymphoma patients, for instance, can live several years.