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Dog Mast Cell Tumors

…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 internal bleeding, gastric ulcers and a long list of allergy reactions. The only way to accurately diagnose mast cell tumors is via a biopsy. There are times that the tumors can be very aggressive and other times they…

Cutaneous Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs

…skin tumors or growths occurring in dogs are malignant mast cell tumors. The most common sites that mast cell tumors are found are the limbs, abdomen, chest, and genital area. If the mast cell tumor is located on back, this is usually a more aggressive form of cancer. These tumors can develop anywhere on the body: on the surface of or below the skin, on internal organs, within muscles, lymph nodes, bone marrow, or leukemia. Mast cell tumors can…

Dog Nail Tumors

tumors as well. There have been no studies to prove that this is a beneficial form of treatment.Prognosis There is a thirty to fifty percent chance that the nail bed tumor will metastasize to other organs. Usually it 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

Dog Radiation Therapy

…shrinking the tumor, resulting in less 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…

Cat Nail Tumor

…of treatment.Prognosis There is a thirty to fifty percent chance that the nail bed tumor will metastasize to other organs. 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…

Cat Stomach Tumor

The most common tumors that veterinarians find in a cat’s stomach is adenocarcinoma. Other types that have been found are lymphoma, mast cell, leiomysarcoma, fibrosacroma, plasmacytoma and extramedulary. Adenocarcinomas frequently metastasize to the lymph nodes. The lymph nodes will lead to the liver and other organs. Combined, these tumors make up about 1% of all malignant tumors. Most cats get . Stomach tumors affect elderly cats as well as…

Cat Radiation Therapy

…shrinking the tumor, resulting in less 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…

Cat Gastric Cancer

…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 heparin…

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 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 is…

Cat Spleen Cancer

…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 reached their senior years.Signs and Symptoms…

Cat Soft Tissue Sarcomas

…cat’s body that is affected has a different type of tumor. Those in fatty tissue are , in the fibrous tissue they are fibrosarcoma and so on throughout the body.Diagnosis Diagnosis presents some problems due to the similarity to other tumors. A good history will help determine the type of tumor present. Fine needle aspirations are done to determine if the lump is a cyst, abscess or mast cell tumor. It is not the definitive method of diagnosis. It…

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