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Histiocytoma is a pink, plain, round "berry like" mass that grows in the skin. Usually dogs lick them because they itch. Sometimes they go away if you put cortizone on them. (Over the counter hydrocortisone cream)
Usually they do NOT, and they merit removal.
They are UNLIKELY to move from the skin into other internal organs or lungs. But they can. There are cases that have taken years to dive internally.
Very few dogs have ever died from histiocytomas that showed up in the skin.
They don't get very big. But I've seen them up to 15mm
Probably: This will be irritating and licked until it's removed.
In the meantime cortizone cream can be applied a couple times of day. There's a small chance it will regress and not be a 'thing'.

Is it growing? How big IS it exactly? These calipers are well made, accurate and CHEAP and very easy to use.

Handy Sliding Gauge Brass Vernier Caliper Ruler Measuring Tool Double Scales mm/inch Mini Brass Pocket Ruler 80mm 100mm Optional (100mm)

You can get them here, by tomorrow.

Have you seen these?

These can track your pet (or kid) in real time and unless they get the thing off their collar, you can find your pet. Highest rating on Amazon - reliable and again, unlimited range. (It uses the internet)

Put one on your pet soon, and cut your chances of losing your pet.

Long range, waterproof Pet Location GPS Tracker.

Something else I found for my dog "Ajax" that's cool:

Sporn Dog Halter STOPS "pulling and tugging" NOW. (Link)

This is what I use now, with my dog Ajax. I used to use the Gentle Leader, but I didn't like including his face in the thing. Now, this just goes around his chest and he DOES NOT PULL ANY MORE. It's great! Amazon.com has it.

You can buy a fat bundle of 'wet wipes' with Cetaphil and I'd recommend it. They're great for cleaning healing wounds, dirty ears, cleansing around some eyes, under-tails, surgery sites, sores.

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