Cancer in pets is on the rise. For dogs over six years of age, 60 percent will be diagnosed with some form of cancer, and nearly half the deaths of pets more than 10 years old are from cancer. There are nearly 100 different types of animal cancer. The most common type in cats is leukemia, and the most common cancers for dogs are lymphoma and mammary gland cancer. With treatment advances, pets with cancer have a much better chance of survival than they did just a few years ago.
Pets With Cancer
Treating cancer in pets is no different than treating cancer in humans. It takes a team. And although some cancers may not require a team approach, especially skin cancers that are caught early, most serious cancers require more than just your regular veterinarian’s involvement.