General information on Mammary Cancer
Mammary (Breast) Cancer is common in unspayed bitches and almost half of the tumors are malignant. The cause is unknown, but thought to be hormone-linked.
Symptoms of Mammary Cancer
The symptoms of Mammary cancer are lumps in the bitch's teats.
Treatments for Mammary Cancer
If you find lumps in the bitch's teats you should seek immediate veterinarian care. The treatment could include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and maybe hyperthermia.
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Mammary Cancer - personal experiences
Mammary Cancer experience by - Denise
Fort Myers Florida
My experience was a very sad one, I lost my 11 year old shortie JRT to mammary cancer, I rescued Tipsy from a shelter at her age of 7, she wasn't spayed till she was adopted. This June I found a lump on her belly, I took her to my vet right away, they did surgery to remove it, but she passed away 2 weeks later, it had already spread to her lungs. I would suggest if you ever find a lump on your female dog, please do an xray first, to make sure it hasn't already spread. I was not given that option my vet did surgery first and then an xray. I would of never put my baby through that surgery if I had already known it had spread. I would of let her live out her time playing and eating till she shown physical symptoms. Instead of her laying in pain after a surgery she obviously didn't need.Tipsy I will always love and miss you.
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