Your pets can be affected by breast cancer too!
In pets, breast cancer is referred to as mammary gland tumors.
Over 85 percent of mammary gland tumors in cats are malignant/cancerous and they tend to grow and metastasize quickly. Like breast tumors in humans, they start as a small lump in a mammary gland. Often, more than one mammary gland is affected.
Benign and malignant tumors of the mammary glands occur fairly frequently in unspayed female dogs, in fact they are the most common type of tumor in the group. Spaying can largely reduce the risk of developing this type of cancer, especially if the dog is spayed before it has an opportunity to go into heat.
**This disease is preventable by having female cats and dogs spayed**
Talk to your veterinarian about getting your pet spayed. All ACC pets are spayed or neutered before adoption.