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Cat Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Signs and Symptoms Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC) is one of the many that cats are susceptible to. This oral cancer falls into two types: Tonsillar and Non-tonsillar. As the name implies, the main criteria is whether or not it involves the tonsils. Although more likely to leave disfigurement, the non-tonsillar OSCC is less likely to metastasize and therefore has a better prognosis.Diagnosis In either case, there will be a visible mass.…

Cat Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Theres a malignant form of cancer that occurs commonly in cats, called squamous cell carcinoma. Most often, squamous cell carcinoma occurs on the skin, on the feet, and in the mouth, but can also occur in the bladder, eyes, or esophagus, as well as other places on or in a cat’s body.What are the symptoms of squamous cell carcinoma in cats? Usually, the owner will see a growth or mass on their cat. This growth or mass can have a variety of…

Dog Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Theres a malignant form of that occurs commonly in dogs called squamous cell carcinoma. Most often, squamous cell carcinoma occurs on the skin, on the feet, and in the mouth of the dog, but can also occur in the bladder (such as with ), eyes, lungs or esophagus, as well as other places on or in a dog’s body.What are the symptoms of squamous cell carcinoma in dogs? Usually, the owner will see a growth or mass on their dog. This growth or mass can…

Cat Gingival Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Of all the aggressive carcinomas of the mouth in cats, the squamous cell carcinoma is the most common . Although they can grow quickly and invade bones and surrounding tissue, they generally do not metastasize to other organs in a cat’s body. They are usually found in older cats, but on occasion they can be found in cats that are much younger as well.Signs and Symptoms • Difficulty chewing and eating • • • Loose teeth • • Bleeding from the…

Dog Gingival Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Of all the aggressive carcinomas of the mouth in dogs, the squamous cell carcinoma is the most common . Although they can grow quickly and invade bones and surrounding tissue, they generally do not metastasize to other organs of a dog’s body. They are usually found in older dogs, but on occasion they can be found in dogs that are much younger as well.Signs and Symptoms • Difficulty chewing and eating • • Drooling • Loose teeth • • Bleeding from…

Dog Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Signs and Symptoms Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC) is one of the many that dogs are susceptible to. This oral cancer falls into two types: Tonsillar and Non-tonsillar. As the name implies, the main criteria is whether or not it involves the tonsils. Although more likely to leave disfigurement, the non-tonsillar SCC is less likely to metastasize and therefore has a better prognosis. In either case, there will be a visible mass. Unless you…

Cat Nasal Planum Cancer

The nasal planum is actually the tip of the cat’s nose. Most malignancies in that area are associated with ultraviolet light exposure and a lack of pigmentation. Most commonly this will be a . There are three types of squamous cells, some are localized, some superficial and others are deeply infiltrated into the affected area. Although not common in dogs it is fairly common in those cats that are older and lightly pigmented.Signs and Symptoms…

Dog Nasal Planum Cancer

The nasal planum is simply the tip of a dog’s nose. Most malignancies in that area are associated with ultraviolet light exposure and lack of pigment. Most commonly this type of will be a . There are three types of squamous cells, some are localized, some superficial and others are deeply infiltrated into the affected area. It is more commonly found in older cats than in dogs.Signs and Symptoms The progression of invasive tumors will evolve over…

Cat Radiation Therapy

…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 other forms of…

Cat Transitional Cell Carcinoma

…involved in more than half the patients that are diagnosed. The cells that line the parts of the body that are exposed to the outside are usually involved with this type of . The skin is a primary place that consists of squamous cells. They have a scaly appearance and are very strong cells. Those in the cat’s lungs and the rest of the cat’s respiratory tract secrete lubrication to the areas and have little cilia that push them out of the lower…

Dog Esophageal Cancer

…aggressive type of cancer and spreads quickly to other areas of a dog’s body. Symptoms can appear quite suddenly and immediate attention is necessary. The most common types of esophageal cancer are fibrosarcoma, sarcoma and squamous cell. Often the symptoms do not occur until there is some type of blockage or involvement of other organs.Signs and Symptoms Symptoms are very variable from dog to dog. Generally there will be difficulty swallowing,…

Dog Increased Pigmentation

…Beginning with , the disease process continues until there is what appears to be a return of puppy hair. The skin of the dog will darken. Treatment for this condition is optional. • Bowens disease: this is an uncommon squamous cell carcinoma. Usually there will be multiple lesions that begin as dark, thickened areas of skin. As it progresses there will be ulcers and crusty areas that bleed quite easily. The lesions will be found on all…

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