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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…

Dog Hemangiosarcoma

…tumors will spread to other organs.Visceral (spleen) hemangiosarcoma This large visceral organ is not essential for life. It does however, serve an important role in the circulatory system. If the spleen enlarges too much it can break and blood will spill into the abdomen of the dog. Immediate surgery to remove the spleen is necessary to prevent the dog from totally hemorrhaging. Since the spleen is so vascular, spread to other organs will occur…

Dog Splenectomy

…answers. This is the time to ask your vet every question you may have.What is the spleen? This oblong organ lies below the dog’s stomach. It is possible for your dog to live without a spleen, but it does perform many important functions in the dog’s body. The spleen cleans out old or damaged red blood cells that circulate through it. In effect, it is a filter. The spleen will filter out the iron in the cell and discard the rest. It also stores…

Cat Spleen Tumor

Spleen tumors are very aggressive. Hemangiosarcoma, a type of spleen tumor, is more common in dogs than in cats. 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 cat can actually survive without. Hemangiosarcomas are usually formed within a…

Dog Spleen Cancer

The spleen is a small organ, located next to the dog’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 dogs can be malignant or benign. In dogs hemangiosarcomas are the most common malignant 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…

Cat Spleen Cancer

The spleen is a small 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.…

Cat Splenectomy

…than answers. This is the time to ask your vet every question you may have.What is the spleen? This oblong organ lies below the cat’s stomach. It is possible to live without a spleen, but it does perform many important functions in the cat’s body. The spleen cleans out old or damaged red blood cells that circulate through it. In effect, it is a filter. The spleen will filter out the iron in the cell and discard the rest. It also stores red blood…

Cat Malignant Histiocytoma

…is very different. They no longer look like the white cells in the tissues. They will display many signs of malignancy. They will appear either on the skin or spleen as a single tumor. It can also appear on multiple organs that can involve the cat’s liver, bones, kidneys and spleen. They appear as white or gray lesions. Sometimes they appear with some red spots that are based on the amount of bleeding or premature death of the cells. The lesions…

Dog Malignant Histiocytoma

…very different. They no longer look like the white cells in the tissues. They will display many signs of malignancy. They will appear either on the skin or spleen as a single tumor. It can also appear on multiple internal organs that can involve a dog’s liver, bones, kidneys and even spleen. Middle aged , and are predisposed to this condition. They appear as white or gray lesions. Sometimes they appear with some red spots that are based on the…

Cat Immunotherapy Treatment

…cancer. Although there are many available, some are still in the trial stages and are considered experimental.Hemangiosarcoma of the spleen There is a substance called L-MTP-PE, which is a synthetic bacterial wall component that has been used in trials and has shown some promise. This is specifically for or spleen hemangiosarcoma in combination with . The pets in the study had either stage 1 or stage 2 carcinoma. Those who received the L-MTP-PE…

Hemangiocarcoma

Our blood vessels and spleen are lined with special kinds of cells called endothelium cells. Hemangiocarcoma is a cancer which begins in these special cells. Because Hemangiocarcoma is a cancer that grows out of the blood system it is one of the most malignant forms of cancer and can eventually be found in any body cells or organs that are served by blood vessels. Most common in middle aged and older dogs Hemangiocarcoma also seems to attack…

Dog Immunotherapy Treatment

…immunotherapy treatment options available, some are still in the trial stages and are considered experimental.Hemangiosarcoma of the spleen There is a substance called L-MTP-PE which is a synthetic bacterial wall component that has been proven in trials and has shown some promise. This is specifically for or spleen hemangiosarcoma and is used in combination with . The pets in the study had either stage 1 or stage 2 carcinoma. Those who received…

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