Breast Cancer in Cats

Rare but Possible: Breast cancer, also known as mammary gland tumors, can occur in cats, although it's less common than in dogs.

More Common in Unspayed Cats: Female cats that haven't been spayed are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer.

Early Spaying Reduces Risk: Spaying a cat before her first heat cycle significantly reduces the chances of breast cancer.

Age Matters: Older cats, typically over eight years of age, are more prone to developing mammary tumors.

Check for Lumps: Regularly check your cat's mammary glands for any lumps or changes in size, shape, or texture.

Biopsy for Diagnosis: A biopsy is necessary to confirm breast cancer in cats, as lumps can be benign or malignant.

Surgical Removal: Treatment often involves surgical removal of the affected mammary glands and, in some cases, nearby lymph nodes.

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