What is it and the way is it diagnosed?
diagnosing cancer in cats.
Cancer may be a term wont to describe a disease that’s caused by a tumor (or neoplasm) – a set of abnormal cells within the body that still grow and divide without control. This usually leads to the event of masses (growths or lumps), which are mainly composed of the abnormal dividing cells.
Some tumors don’t spread to other parts of the body and have a tendency to not invade other surrounding tissues – these are termed ‘benign’ tumors.
In contrast to the present, the term cancer is usually wont to describe ‘malignant’ tumors, which frequently do invade surrounding normal healthy tissue and should spread to other sites within the body (or ‘metastasize’), typically spreading via the bloodstream or Systema lymphatic.
Because of their more aggressive and invasive nature, malignant tumors (cancers) are generally more serious than benign tumors, often causing more serious and extensive disease, and are generally harder to treat.
Overall, cats suffer from neoplasia (or development of tumors) less frequently than dogs. Neoplasms could be seen but half as frequently in cats compared with dogs. However, when cats do develop tumors they’re far more likely to be malignant (3-4 times more likely than in dogs) and thus far more likely to cause serious disease.
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