Basal Cell Tumors
General information on Basal Cell Tumors
Basal cell tumors are a type of tumor found in the outermost layer of the skin. Typically basal cell tumors are found around the head, neck, and shoulders of the dog. The tumors appear as firm nodules that have very distinct edges separating them from the rest of the skin. Basal cell tumors are very common and are typically seen in any breed around or above the age of seven. Cocker spaniels and poodles are at an increased risk of basal cells tumors. The majority of basal cell tumors are benign. However, basal cell tumors can be malignant, or cancerous; in which case they are considered to be basal cell carcinomas. There is no known cause of basal cell tumors.
Symptoms of Basal Cell Tumors
Some of the symptoms of basal cell tumors are firm, distinct, and hairless nodules that tend to appear around the head, neck, and shoulders.
Treatments for Basal Cell Tumors
The treatment for basal cell tumors is to have the tumors surgically removed.
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