What is lymphoma?
Lymphoma is a type of cancer that originates in the lymphocyte cells of the immune system. A type of white blood cell, lymphocytes play an important and integral role in the body's defenses. There are two forms of lymphocytes: B and T cells. Lymphoma may involve neoplastic proliferation of T or B, or non-B/non-T type lymphocytes, occurring primarily in the bone marrow, lymph nodes, and visceral organs. But mostly cases involving B-lymphocytes are seen in dogs.
What gender is more likely to get lymphoma?
Males are more likely to get lymphoma rather than females. It seems like this has something to do with being neuter with is likely linked to hormone levels.
At what age are dogs usually diagnosed with lymphoma?
Canines are usually diagnosed with lymphoma around the ages 5-9 years olds.
What is the life expectancy for a dog with lymphoma even without treatment?
With treatment the dogs can possibly live for 12-14 months. Without treatment they can possibly live from 1-2 months
What are the symptoms of lymphoma?
Some of the symptoms include: Vomiting; Lack of appetite; Diarrhea; Weight loss