Common Cancers and Tumors in Rats
Rats are genetically predisposed to a high incidence of tumors and cancers. Some tumors may be malignant while others are benign. In all cases, however, it is advisable to remove the tumor to help reduce the fatalities as a result of the cancerous growths.
Symptoms and Types
Pituitary Gland Tumors
Rats by nature are very susceptible to the development of tumors. Some are more common than others, of course. For example, mammary adenocarcinomas are common in rats because of their widely distributed mammary tissue. Tumors of the pituitary gland increase in occurrence in relation to increased consumption of high-calorie foods.
Tumors growths that can be seen or felt externally are the easiest to diagnose. Tumors that occur in the internal organs can only be diagnosed wih the assistance of X-rays and other scans.
The male sex organ used to produce spermatozoa
The gland that is found at the bottom of the brain whose job is to maintain appropriate levels of hormones in the blood
Something that becomes worse or life threatening as it spreads
Not being able to cause harm; the opposite of malignant.
The growth of pathogens away from the original site of the disease
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