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Types of canine cancer:

 

Lymphoma

Hemangiosarcoma

Fibrosarcoma

Mammary Tumors

Mast Cell Tumors

Osteosarcoma

Transitional Cell Carcinomas

 

Lymphoma - Lymphoma is a common cancer than can appear in the lymph nodes, spleen, liver, or other organs. This cancer can be aggressive and deadly if left untreated. Chemotherapy is very effective in treating this form of cancer. Middle age to older dogs are the most affected.

 

Hemangiosarcoma - Hemangiosarcoma is a rare, malignant, rapidly growing and invasive cancer. It is rather common in dogs, most notably Golden Retrievers and German Shepherds. It most often appears on the spleen, heart, and liver - although it can sometimes appear on the skin. Owners usually only discover the existence of this cancer after their dog collapses.

 

Fibrosarcoma - Fibrosarcoma occurs most frequently in a dog's mouth, but it can also be present in bone. It is a relatively rare tumor, generally found in the fibrous connective tissues at the ends of bones. It is malignant, and most commonly affects older male dogs.

 

Mammary Tumors - Mammary tumors are the most common cancer in female dogs that have not been spayed. This cancer can even strike dogs that are not intact, in which case it is highly dependent upon when the dog was spayed. Approximately half of these tumors are benign while half are malignant.

 

Mast Cell Tumors - Around one in five skin tumors in dogs are of the mast cell variety. These tumors are very common and can spread to bone and organs. Older dogs are among those most often affected.

 

Osteosarcoma - Osteosarcoma is the most common tumor of the bone in a canine. It usually affects one of the legs, and it is more prevalent in larger dogs. A bone affected by this tumor is more prone to breakage.

 

Transitional Cell Carcinoma - Transitional cell carcionoma is a tumor of the urinary tract.  This tumor is most readily identified by difficulty urinating or blood in the urine.

 
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