Treatment and care are dependent upon the diagnosis, and vary according to the type and size of tumors identified. One main method of treatment is the surgical removal of tumors, especially in cases of adenomas, mast cell, and basal cell tumors. If tumor growth is widespread, amputation may be necessary. Chemotherapy may also be recommended, but because there is little information about this treatment method for ferrets, an oncologist should be consulted.
After initial treatment, the ferret should be monitored to make sure the symptoms subside and that metastasis has not occurred. Further surgery may be necessary to completely remove tumors.
Because there are no known causes or risk factors that may lead to the development of integumentary neoplasms in ferrets, there is no known method of prevention.
The gland that is known to produce and secrete sweat
The growth of pathogens away from the original site of the disease
Something that has to do with changes in the structure of the body as the result of cells that are diseased or abnormal in some way
The process of removing all or part of a body part; usually refers to a limb (arm or leg) and is done for medical reasons.
Having to do with the skin and hair as well as the sweat and oil glands in the body