Skin Cancer (Adenocarcinoma) in Dogs

PetMD Editorial
Jul 02, 2008
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Treatment

Removal of the tumor is performed surgically. Lymph nodes may also need to be drained if affected by the cancer. Radiation therapy can then be used to treat the lymph nodes to prevent recurrence and spreading (metastasis) of the disease into other areas. Chemotherapy drugs are also used to treat tumors. The degree of treatment is determined by the severity the disease.

Living and Management

The long-term prognosis is often good for animals treated early and aggressively. Aggressive treatment often involves surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.

Prevention

There is currently no way to prevent skin cancer.

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