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Veterinary oncology

Veterinary oncology is a subspecialty of veterinary medicine that deals with cancer diagnosis and treatment in animals.

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Cancer Statistics

Dogs

Type of Cancer  % of Total Cancer
Connective Tissue 17
Testis 16
Skin (Melanoma) 14
Mouth and Throat 10
Lymphoma 10
Bone 4
Stomach and Intestines 3

[1][2][3]

Bitches

Type of Cancer  % of Total Cancer
Breast 51
Connective Tissue 9
Mouth and Throat 8
Skin (Melanoma) 6
Lymphoma 5
Liver and Bile Tracts 2
Bone 2

[1][2][4]

These statistics, being from the 1960s, may not be an accurate representation of cancer in dogs currently.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Veterinary Medicine @ About - information about pets, diseases, vet schools
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cancer in Dogs
  3. Kelsey, JL, AS Moore, and LT Glickman. (1998). Epidemiologic studies of risk factors for cancer in pet dogs. Epidemiologic Reviews 20(2):204-217.
  4. Kelsey, JL, AS Moore, and LT Glickman. (1998). Epidemiologic studies of risk factors for cancer in pet dogs. Epidemiologic Reviews 20(2):204-217.


See also

  • Oncology
  • Veterinary Medicine





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