Oncology

Plasmacytoma In Dogs

Plasmacytoma is an uncommon tumor of dogs. There are two forms, medullary and extramedullary according to whether the growth is in the bone marrow or not, respectively. Today we will be discussing extramedullary plasmacytoma. This is a continuation of our series on round cell tumors which began with canine histiocytoma, followed by canine transmissible venereal […]

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Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumor

Continuing our series on canine round cell tumors, today we will discuss Transmissible Venereal Tumor (TVT). As the name implies, this cancer affects the reproductive tracts of male and female dogs. As rarely occurs in cancer, TVT can be “given” to another dog by contact, thus the word “transmissible” in its name. TVTs are typically […]

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Histiocytoma In Dogs

Histiocytoma is the term given to a type of benign growth of young dogs. Histiocytomas are in a category of tumors called “round cell tumors.” Round cell tumors can range from benign to highly malignant and include mast cell tumors, plasmacytomas, transmissible venereal tumors and lymphoma. One of the helpful features of round cell tumors […]

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Mast Cell Tumor In Dogs And Cats

“Michelle” writes to us with a question about her dog: “My 9 year old Shih Tzu is prone to sebaceous cysts. He had one on his shoulder for a few months. It burst and I cleaned it up with Geri stat soap. I squeezed out some whitish fluid but it was not as easily cleaned […]

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