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Cutaneous Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs

…or leukemia. Mast cell tumors can be multiple, single, smooth, nodular, raised, bumpy, and may ulcerate. The masses can feel either soft or solid to touch, and may actually change in size; growing larger then shrinking again. Mast cell tumors may seem to have distinct margins, but usually do not, since the main tumor is surrounded by many microscopic mast cells having the appearance of normal skin. Small mast cell tumors can remain unchanged…

Cat Basal Cell Tumor

…basal cell tumors are found in middle aged to senior cats. These too are usually normal. Using a very small needle and syringe, your veterinarian may choose to aspirate some of the fluid or part of the tissue for laboratory analysis. The final test will be a biopsy of the outlined mass to definitely diagnose the type of tumor that is present.Treatment Options The only treatment for basal cell tumors in cats is removal of the tumor. Surgical…

Dog Mast Cell Tumors

…more prone to mast cell tumors. These breeds are the , , , , and the . They appear as nodules that can be soft or hard. Usually you will note dark granules within the mass. The granules are the part of the tumor that produces the harmful substances. If there is enough dispensed into the blood, it can result in the dogs untimely death.Causes Although most cancer causes are unknown, it is believed that mast cell tumors have a genetic…

Dog Basal Cell Tumor

…in older dogs. Usually, basal cell tumors are found in middle aged to senior dogs. These too are usually normal. Using a very small needle and syringe, your veterinarian may choose to aspirate some of the fluid or part of the tissue for laboratory analysis. The final test will be a biopsy of the outlined mass to definitely diagnose the type of tumor that is present.Treatment The only treatment for basal cell tumors in dogs is removal. Surgical…

Cat Giant Cell Tumors

…that can cause histiocytomas. • is a tumor located in fibrous tissues. These are malignant. • is a tumor that is found in cartilage • is developed in the fatty cells • Peripheral nerve sheath tumors A biopsy of the mass will be done and a histiological exam will be performed. There will also be x-rays and after all testing is done, treatment will be planned for your catTreatment Options If the tumor is large or has metastasized, can be used…

Dog Giant Cell Tumors

…that can cause histiocytomas. • is a tumor located in fibrous tissues. These are malignant. • is a tumor that is found in cartilage • is developed in the fatty cells • Peripheral nerve sheath tumors A biopsy of the mass will be done and a histiological exam will be performed. There will also be x-rays and after all testing is done, treatment will be planned for your dog.Treatment Options If the tumor is large or has metastasized, can be used…

Cat Squamous Cell Carcinoma

…growth.Diagnosing squamous cell carcinoma If an owner discovers a suspicious growth or mass on his or her cat, its imperative to visit the veterinarian immediately. The veterinarian will usually collect cells from the tumor and study them, either by doing a biopsy with a needle or by using a slide or other object to simply gather cells directly from the area. For example, if the veterinarian uses a slide to collect cells, he or she will simply…

Dog Squamous Cell Carcinoma

…growth.Diagnosing squamous cell carcinoma If an owner discovers a suspicious growth or mass on his or her dog, its imperative to visit the veterinarian immediately. The veterinarian will usually collect cells from the tumor and study them, either by doing a biopsy with a needle or by using a slide or other object to simply gather cells directly from the area. For example, if the veterinarian uses a slide to collect cells, he or she will simply…

Cat Ear Tumor

…these tumors include papillomas, inflammatory polyps, and basal cell tumors. The ceruminous gland adenomas, another frequently seen tumor in the ear, are a benign tumor that appears on the glands of the ear that produce earwax. The most common malignant tumor found in the ears of cats is the ceruminous gland adenocarcinoma, which is found in the same glands.Symptoms The presence of a mass inside the ear is the most common sign of ear tumors in…

Dog Ear Tumor

…these tumors include papillomas, inflammatory polyps, and basal cell tumors. The ceruminous gland adenomas, another frequently seen tumor in the ear, are a benign tumor that appears on the glands of the ear that produce earwax. The most common malignant tumor found in the ears of dogs is the ceruminous gland adenocarcinoma, which is found in the same glands.Symptoms The presence of a mass inside the ear is the most common sign of ear tumors in…

Cat Nail Tumor

Nail tumors in cats appear in the nail bed. The nail bed is that part of the nail that contains blood vessels and the cells that produce melanin. These tumors are not specific to any particular breed of cat. In cats, they rarely appear as primary tumors, but other types of can metastasize to the nail bed.Signs and Symptoms The obvious symptom is a mass in the cat’s nail bed. There can be ulceration and usually some degree of will exist. The…

Dog Spleen Tumor

Spleen tumors are very aggressive. Hemangiosarcoma is the type of spleen tumor that is most common in dogs. There is little time after diagnosis that can be spared before treatment is begun. The spleen is a very vascular organ. It is the storehouse of blood. Its job is to remove damaged and old cells and this helps the immune system. It is also one organ that a dog can survive without. Hemangiosarcomas are formed in the blood vessels. It is very…

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