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Q. My cat passed from bone cancer. Could a previous wound in that area have caused his cancer He was found outdoors. Diabetic and HIV garycole11 yahoo.c

Answered By
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA

A. I am sorry to hear of your loss. In the vast majority of cases, we are never aware of any inciting cause for the development of bone cancer but in people areas of trauma, fractures or severe infection do appear to be more likely to develop tumors than areas with no history of injury but this does not mean in any way that an undamaged bone with never develop osteosarcoma or that any treatment may have in any way prevented its development


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