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Lymphoma - 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.


This cancer originates in the lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are a type of white blood
cell that contribute to the immune system. Lymphoma often originates in lymph
nodes, causing an enlargement of the node.

Lymphoma is usually found during a visit to a veterinarian, when one or more
lumps have been found. When the lymph nodes have been found to be larger than
normal and more firm, biopsies or aspiration can be performed to confirm the
existence of this illness.

Chemotherapy is found to be generally effective in the treatment of lymphoma,
especially when applied early on.

Lymphoma most commonly affects middle age and older dogs. The average life
expectancy for a dog with untreated lymphoma is a few months.

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