Common Cancers and Tumors in Rats
Your veterinarian will likely recommend surgical removal of the tumor, since some types of tumors can grow and spread to other locations in the body. It is best to remove the tumors as soon as possible in order to avoid the worst complications. Chances of recurrence may also be minimized if the tumor is removed early.
In case of testicular tumors, and in some cases of mammary adenocarcinomas, the entire testis or mammary gland will be removed along with the tumor to avoid metastasis (spread) of the tumor.
Living and Management
While recovering from surgery for a tumor, your rat will require appropriate care to avoid complications. Consult your veterinarian regarding care, management, and diet during this postoperative period.
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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