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Feline breast cancer

It is estimated that one out of cats develop breast cancer. This may seem like a small incidence, but in fact, breast cancer is the third most common tumor in . Felix seems determined to test the idea that cats have nine lives. I adopted him as a kitten from someone whose outdoor cat got unexpectedly. Mammary tumors in cats are not very common in North America due to routine spay procedures. Hormones play a What is a mammary tumor (breast cancer)? . Feline Mammary Tumors Mammary tumors are among the most common tumors in the cat; Domestic Shorthairs and Siamese may have higher incidence rates than other breeds. The mean age at presentation is 10 to 12 years. A mammary tumor develops as a result of abnormal replication of the cells that make up the breast tissue. Mammary tumors can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). These two forms of the disease have different diagnostics, treatments, management, and prognosis. In cats, the vast majority of mammary tumors are malignant. Mammary cancer is the third most common cancer in the cat after blood cancers and skin tumors. some evidence that domestic shorthair and Siamese cats have higher incidence of mammary cancer. reported in cats ranging from 9 months old to 23 years old, with an average age being years old.
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