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BTC #33 - Fetch A Cure

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What is Cancer?

Similar to humans, our pets are living and thriving longer due to advances in medicine and an emphasis on preventive care and nutrition. So, living a longer, quality life exposes our animals to diseases of aging, especially cancer.  An estimated 6 million dogs and nearly 6 million cats will be diagnosed with cancer this year.   In many of these animals, the malignancy will look and behave much as it would in humans, such as spreading to the same organs.
 
Dogs are affected by more forms of cancer compared to other companion-animals. According to The Veterinary Cancer Society, cancer is the leading cause of death in 47% of dogs, especially dogs over age ten, and 32% of cats. Dogs get cancer at about the same rate as humans, while cats get fewer cancers. Some breeds or families of dogs have a higher incidence for developing cancer at an earlier age, but in most cases it’s a disease found in aging animals. Cancer in pets can be found in the skin, bones, breast, head & neck, lymph system, abdomen and testicles. Most common in cats is leukemia, while the most common cancers for dogs are lymphoma and mammary gland cancer.

 

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