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Canine Cancer Info
« on: April 08, 2008, 04:00:03 PM »
The ACVIM Foundation just put out a new flyer that I was looking at earlier today and it's got some great information about cancer that I thought was worth sharing...

(note: all info provided by the AVMA - American Veterinary Medical Association)

  • Approximately 50% of dogs above 10 years of age will die of cancer
  • Cancer is the leading cause of disease-related death in dogs
  • Skin cancer is the most common cancer seen in dogs
  • Osteosarcoma is the most common bone tumor in dogs, especially large-breed dogs
  • Most dogs tolerate cancer treatment better than humans
  • Studies in canine cancer are a great model for those in human cancer
  • With advanced techniques and trained veterinarian specialists, we are able to treat canine cancer to a great extent although most cancers are still non-curable
  • Many dogs do live a quality life with a cancer diagnosis. The key is early detection, referral to qualified oncologist, and proper clinical staging at the time of diagnosis

10 Common Signs of Cancer in Small Animals
  • Abnormal swelling that persists or continues to grow
  • Sores that do not heal
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bleeding or discharge from any body opening
  • Offensive odor
  • Difficulty eating or swallowing
  • Hesitation to exercise or loss of stamina
  • Persistent lameness or stiffness
  • Difficulty breathing, urinating, defecating
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Re: Canine Cancer Info
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008, 04:01:29 PM »
Thanks!
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Re: Canine Cancer Info
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2008, 05:05:22 PM »
Great info!
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Re: Canine Cancer Info
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2012, 04:55:34 AM »
Cancer screening is very important. This is to detect cancer at an early age because they say that cancer at stage one is curable.
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