Mast Cell Tumors

Description: Mast cell tumors are a particularly nasty type of skin cancer found more often in some breeds, and the sooner they are surgically removed the better. Trouble is, they often look just like other kinds of skin lumps and lesions, some of which are harmful, and others not. 

What to Watch For: New or changing lumps or bumps, itchy or not. Other signs include internal bleeding, gastric ulcers, and allergic reactions.

Diagnosis: Diagnosis involves a biopsy and pathology report because they may be difficult to detect otherwise.

Treatment: Treatment involves surgical removal of the tumors, medication, and possible radiation.

Breeds prone to Mast Cell Tumors include:


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