Your veterinarian will likely recommend surgical removal of the tumor because as it grows, it may become cancerous and spread to other locations in the body. Early removal of tumors or cancers allows for the best outcome with the least chance of complications and recurrence. If the tumor or cancer cannot be surgically excised, your veterinarian will attempt to treat the symptoms and make the gerbil comfortable.
A gerbil that is recovering from surgery needs plenty of rest and care. Consult your veterinarian for the specific postoperative care needed in your gerbil's case.
There are no known prevention methods for tumors and cancers.
Something that becomes worse or life threatening as it spreads
Not being able to cause harm; the opposite of malignant.