Cancers and Tumors in Hamsters
Your veterinarian will likely recommend surgical removal of the tumor because tumors may grow and spread to other locations in the body. Surgical removal in the early stages improves the chances of full recovery. However, late detections may cause some of the tumors to become malignant (cancers).
Living and Management
A hamster recovering from surgery requires supportive care. Consult your veterinarian regarding the type of care and management needed during this postoperative period.
Something that becomes worse or life threatening as it spreads
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
A gland found near the midline of the chest cavity; found mostly in young animals
A term for a type of neoplasm that is made up of lymphoid tissue; these masses are usually malignant in nature
Anything pertaining to the blood vessel system in the body
Not being able to cause harm; the opposite of malignant.
Small structures that filter out the lymph and store lymphocytes
The gland that produces the hormone adrenaline and others; helps to regulate the metabolism, electrolytes, and even sexual function; also helps to regulate the way the body responds to injury, trauma, etc. The adrenal gland is found near the kidney. Also referred to as the suprarenal gland.
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