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Dog Mast Cell Tumors

Mast Cells are cells that are normally produced by a dog’s body. They help the body to respond in situations such as and inflammation. Although necessary for normal function of the body, they can be harmful to the body when produced to an excessive degree. Mast cell tumors can reproduce quickly in the body and spread quickly. The release of chemicals that are produced by the mast cells can significantly damage other organs. They can produce…

Dog Cancer Lumps

…in shape. One example is .Mast Cell Tumor The appearance of a is not uncommon. They may vary in size and shape and can also vary in the number of tumors. This is one of the types of tumors that are graded. The grade can vary from one to four with level one being a slow growing tumor and level four fast and potentially able to metastasize. Success of the treatment depends on the stage of the mast cell.Squamous Cell Carcinoma is also quite…

Cutaneous Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs

…and white blood cells. The white blood cell layer that floats above the red blood cell layer is called the buffy coat. The layer of white blood cells is then smeared onto a slide and checked with a microscope for mast cells; if present, mast cells in the bloodstream indicates the presence of mast cell cancer within the bone marrow. A bone marrow biopsy may be done to determine the presence and/or amount of malignant mast cells in the bone marrow.…

Cat Gastric Cancer

…lymph nodes, the fat found at the base of the stomach, the lungs, liver, spleen or pancreas. • Mast Cell Tumor - The immune system of the cat includes mast cells whose role is to react to inflammation and allergic reactions due to . Mast cells are found along the lining of key body organs such as the nose, skin, lungs and the digestive tract. The cells can form a tumor and as a result release copious amounts of chemicals such as histamine and…

Dog Gastric Cancer

mast cells whose role is to react to inflammation and allergic reactions. Mast cells are found along the lining of key body organs such as the nose, skin, lungs and the digestive tract. The cells can form a tumor and as a result release copious amounts of chemicals such as histamine and heparin which damage the body as a result of the chemical imbalance. • Lymphomas - Lymphomas start in when the bodys lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, form…

Cat Radiation Therapy

…pain, bleeding, and discomfort.Tumors that can be Treated with Radiation Therapy The tumors that seem to respond the best to radiation therapy are those that are found in the nose or mouth. Some mast cell tumors, and skin tumors, along with squamous cell carcinomas have been treated with good results. In cats, radiation therapy along with chemotherapy has worked to get rid of . Certain bone tumors have also been treated with radiation along with…

Dog Radiation Therapy

…pain, bleeding, and discomfort.Tumors that can be Treated with Radiation Therapy The tumors that seem to respond the best to radiation therapy are those that are found in the nose or mouth. Some mast cell tumors, and skin tumors, along with squamous cell carcinomas have been treated with good results. In dogs, radiation therapy along with chemotherapy has worked to get rid of . Certain bone tumors have also been treated with radiation along with…

Cat Splenectomy

…a splenectomy. The spleen also has functions for the white blood cells. This fulfills its purpose of boosting the immune system. The white part of the spleen functions much the same as a lymph node. It is vital in the fight against infection and other body invaders.Splenic Masses Masses on the spleen can be malignant or benign. In cats they are either lymphosarcomas or mast cell tumors.Signs and Symptoms • One of the most obvious symptoms is…

Cat Spleen Cancer

…organ, located next to the cat’s liver. It has a variety of functions. The spleen stores blood, reinforces the immune system and filters out old or damaged red blood cells. Tumors in the spleen of cats can be malignant or benign. In cats the most frequent are lymphosarcomas or mast cell tumors. Spleen cancer originates from the blood vessels. It can be a group of or one single tumor. These tumors often rupture and bleed. They are more common in…

Dog Lumps

…of fatty cells and grow quite large. Sweat glands can get blocked. These sebaceous glands secret the oil that will lubricate your dog’s skin. The tumors will be raised and are often found on the body, eyelids or legs of the dog. A malignant tumor can often be identified by a cut or wound that wont heal. Any rapid enlargement of a mass on your dog requires immediate attention. The most common malignant tumor in dogs is the mast cell tumor. This…

Dog Nail Tumors

…will affect the lungs and lymph nodes. Even with amputation, there is a chance that the tumor will recur in another digit. Most dogs have a good prognosis following the amputation of the affected digit. On the other hand, mast cell tumors of the bed are very aggressive and the prognosis is not as optimistic as that of a melanoma.Pain and nutritional management All forms of cancer or its treatment will cause . Your veterinarian will prescribe pain…

Cat Nail Tumor

…Usually it will affect the lungs and lymph nodes. Even with amputation, there is a chance that the tumor will recur in another digit. The prognosis for cats with metastatic nail bed tumors is very poor. On the other hand, mast cell tumors of the bed are very aggressive and the prognosis is not as optimistic as that of a melanoma.Pain and nutritional management All forms of cancer or its treatment will cause pain. Your veterinarian will prescribe…

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