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Feline Mammary Gland Adenocarcinoma

Feline mammary gland tumors are the 3rd most common feline tumor and are most commonly diagnosed in middle-aged to older cats.  Incidence of mammary tumors is dependent on when cats are spayed. Cats who are spayed prior to 6 months of age have a 91% reduced risk of developing mammary cancer. Spaying after 2 years does not decrease the risk of developing mammary tumors. Unfortunately, the majority (80-90%) of mammary gland tumors in cats are malignant, and 80-90% will metastasize (spread to other areas of the body) during the course of disease. The most common sites of metastasis include the
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Understanding Lymphoma in Dogs

Managing Canine Lymphoma Lymphoma in dogs is one of the most common canine cancers our animal hospital diagnoses. Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphocytes, which are a type of white blood cell and a part of the immune system. The function of lymphocytes is to help fight infection, and they can be found in almost any organ in the body, with the most common locations being the lymph nodes, spleen, and bone marrow. When a lymphocyte undergoes a mutation, it grows and multiplies uncontrollably and can cause the lymph nodes, spleen, or any other organ in which it is
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Brewster’s Graduation from Lymphoma Treatment in Annapolis

Brewster Sanger is a 10-year old Golden Retriever with lymphoma who recently graduated from CHOP (a chemotherapy combination treatment) at our animal hospital! He is a patient of Dr. Silver that we began treating in February of 2019. What is Lymphoma? Lymphoma is a type of cancer that stems from white blood cells called lymphocytes. These cells assist the immune system in battling infection, and are found in the lymph nodes, bone marrow, and the spleen. Likewise, lymphoma is commonly found in these parts of the body. Lymphoma has many variations, but there are four in particular that are most
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