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Dog Mast Cell Tumors

…that are 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…

Cutaneous Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs

mast cell tumors (Mastocytomas, Mast Cell Sarcomas) are a form of skin cancer and the most common cancer occurring in dogs. While only 20% of the skin tumors seen in dogs are malignant or have the potential to become malignant, cutaneous mast cell tumors are particularly dangerous due to the unpredictable nature of this cancer. Mast cell cancer is extremely rare in humans, and very little research had been done until recently on canine mast cell

Cat Spleen Cancer

…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 cats who have…

Cat Gastric Cancer

…forms.Types of Gastric Cancer • Adenocarcinoma - These cancers originate in or around the stomach but affect the tissue of the cats glands. The cancer will often spread to the gastric 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…

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…

Dog Gastric Cancer

…experience gastric cancer than the average dog. Gastric cancers are not homogenous and do come in different forms.Types of Gastric Cancer • Adenocarcinoma - These cancers originate in or around the stomach but affect the tissue of the dogs glands. The cancer will often spread to the gastric lymph nodes, the fat found at the base of the stomach, the lungs, liver, spleen or pancreas. • - The immune system of the dog includes mast cells whose role…

Cat Common Cancers

…known as a . can also be caused by melanocytes and mast cells.Testicular Cancer Cats tend to be less at risk for testicular cancer than dogs, and having your cat neutered will remove these chances entirely. Having a testicle that has remained in the abdomen furthers the possibility of a cat getting this form of cancer. Other factors that can place a cat at a higher risk for testicular cancer include exposure to parasites, herbicides, and other…

Cat Radiation Therapy

…or photon beams. As the rays come in contact with the cell’s nucleus, it changes it, stopping the cell’s ability to divide and grow. Since the tumor grows much slower after radiation, and will eventually die, the tumor will start to shrink. Although the radiation not only affects cancer cells, but healthy cells as well, it is designed to give the most effect on the cancer cells, and minimal effect on health body cells.Different Radiation…

Dog Radiation Therapy

…or photon beams. As the rays come in contact with the cell’s nucleus, it changes it, stopping the cell’s ability to divide and grow. Since the tumor grows much slower after radiation, and will eventually die, the tumor will start to shrink. Although the radiation not only affects cancer cells, but healthy cells as well, it is designed to give the most effect on the cancer cells, and minimal effect on health body cells.Different Radiation…

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…

Dog Nail Tumors

…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 medication for your dog and it should be used as directed. The pain can be…

Cat Soft Tissue Sarcomas

…abscess or mast cell tumor. It is not the definitive method of diagnosis. It is recommended that a biopsy be performed before treatment is initiated. X-rays, blood tests and other studies are also recommended for final diagnosis. There have been instances of hypoglycemia in cats with intestinal sarcomas. MRI and CT are often recommended as well before any surgical procedures are performed. It is important to determine if the cancer has spread to…

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