Cancer Care at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals  

The Sprecher Institute for Comparative Cancer Research


Specific Prevention and Screening for Cancer

Specific Prevention and Screening for Cancer in Cats

Type of Cancer Risk Factors Prevention Recommendations Screening Recommendations
Breast Cancer Siamese Repro Hormones? Neuter, Frequent Palpaltion
Lymphoma FeLV exposure Confinement Frequent exams
Oral Tumors FIV infection, dental Inflammation Prudent Vacc use Frequent exams
Vacc-Assoc Sarc Rabies & Felv vacc. Unknown V.A. S. Task Force Reccs.

 

Specific Prevention and Screening for Cancer in Dogs

Type of Cancer Risk Factors Prevention Recommendations Screening Recommendations
Anal/Perianal Gland Male Neuter Rectal, perirectal exam
Adrenal Tumor Unknown Unknown Abdominal US, lab tests
Bladder Cancer Female, Small Size, Old Age Limit insecticide use,weight control US if dysuria, hematuria; urine dx
Bone Cancer Body Size, Anatomic Site Unknown Early radiograph if lame
Brain Cancer Boxer Unknown MR?
Breast Cancer Ovaries Neuter Frequent palpation
Hemangiosarcoma G.Shep, G.Ret Unknown Abd US
Lymphoma Various Breeds Herbicides Avoidance Frequent LN palpation
Nasal Tumors Passive smoke Avoidance CT
Oral Tumors Unknown Unknown Freq exams, dent prophylaxis
Pulmonary Tumors Passive smoke Avoidance Thoracic radiographs
Reproductive Cancers Unknown Neuter Female US/Male - palpate
Thyroid Unknown Unknown Frequent exam
Skin Boxer ,Lack of pigment UV radiation avoidance Skin mass topography maps