Humans aren't the only ones affected by cancer. This section contains information detailing cancer in animals. If the animal/cancer type in which you are interested is not yet presented, please check back because we will be adding new information regularly!
Cancer in Pets
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), cancer causes almost 50% of deaths in pets over the age of 10. Some common types of cancers in pets include: skin, breast, head and neck, lymphoma, leukemia, testicular, abdominal, and bone. Of the two most common household pets, dogs tend to get cancer at a higher rate than cats.(1)
Cancer in Wild Animals
Cancer also occurs in wild animals. Some well documented examples of cancer in wild animals include facial tumors in Tasmanian devils,(2) fibropapillomatosis in sea turtles,(3) and genital carcinoma in sea lions.(4)
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