Lymphoma in dogs: cancer affecting lymph system, causing swollen nodes & organ damage. No known cause; genetics & exposure involved. Chemotherapy is primary treatment, prognosis varies.
Lymphoma: cancer of lymph system. Spreads, affects nodes, organs. Common in dogs. Types: multicentric, alimentary, mediastinal, extranodal.
Symptoms of lymphoma in dogs: Enlarged lymph nodes, loss of appetite, lethargy, weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and skin irritation.
Causes of lymphoma in dogs: Chemical exposure, genetics, viruses/bacteria, magnetic fields, and age are factors contributing to lymphoma development.
Vet examines dog, checks swollen lymph nodes, performs biopsy. Blood, urine tests, x-ray, ultrasound used to assess cancer stage.
Dog's lymphoma treatment: Oncologist assesses health, plans chemo, radiation, transplant, steroids. Nausea, anorexia possible. Vet guidance essential.
Prognosis for dogs with lymphoma: Early diagnosis and chemotherapy offer 2-year survival, while untreated cases have 1-2 month life expectancy.
Prevent lymphoma: Minimize carcinogens, avoid harmful chemicals, detect changes early. Dog lymphoma types: Multicentric, extranodal, mediastinal, alimentary.