Lymphoma Cancer in Dogs | Canine Lymphosarcoma
PetWave | Dog & Cat Information

Lymphoma

Defintition of Lymphoma in Dogs

Lymphoma, also called lymphosarcoma or LSA, is a progressive cancer involving unregulated overgrowth of cells in organs containing lymphatic tissue, such as the bone marrow, lymph nodes, thymus, liver and/or spleen. There may be a link between canine lymphoma and exposure to environmental herbicides, household or agricultural chemicals, smoke and/or electromagnetic radiation, although the reason for such a connection is unclear. Dogs living in industrial areas where paints, solvents or chemical lawn care products are common seem to have a slightly higher incidence of lymphoma. Lymphoma typically affects aging dogs and probably has a genetic component. Affected animals show highly variable symptoms, depending on which of several types of lymphoma they have. Lymph nodes on the underside of the neck and in the groin area often are markedly enlarged but don’t appear painful. Nonspecific signs are also commonplace, including profound lethargy and depression, coughing, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration and weight loss, among others.

Causes & Preventing Lymphoma in Dogs

Lawn Chemicals and Your Dog

Symptoms & Signs of Lymphoma (lymphosarcoma) in Dogs

Diagnosing & Tests for Lymphoma (lymphosarcoma) in Dogs

Treatment & Prognosis for Lymphoma (lymphosarcoma) in Dogs

Source: PetWave

MATCHING TOPICS OF INTEREST

Lung & Airway Health

Dog Lung & Airway Disorders Center: Here you'll find in-depth information on lung and airway...

Bartonellosis in Dogs

Bartonellosis in Dogs: Learn about Bartonellosis, including how it can affect your dog, and what...

Demodectic Mange in Dogs

Demodectic Mange in Dogs: Learn about Demodectic Mange, including how it can affect your dog,...

Allergies in Dogs

Allergies in Dogs: Learn about Allergies, including how they affect your dog, and what options...

Dog Coughing

Coughing in Dogs Guide: Veterinarian reviewed information about canine Coughing, including how it affects your...

PETWAVE: POPULAR TOPICS

Dog Health Dog Health
Learn about the most common diseases affecting dogs
Puppy Training Getting a Puppy
A new puppy in the house can cause quite a whirlwind of excitement
Dog Breeds List of Dog Breeds
Comprehensive list of dog breeds with specific breed information

Find a Dog Breed?

With so many dog breeds to choose from, sometime it's easier to seach based on certain characterisitcs.

Caring for your Dog?

There is more to caring for your dog than just feeding it. Find out all you need to know to make sure your pet stays healthy.

Training your Dog?

A dog's behavior plays a key role in making a great pet. Training your dog makes a happier dog, and you will be happier too.

Ask a vet?

Have a question?
Ask a Vet Online NowSM

Ask a Vet

About Us | Review Board | Badges | Tell a Friend | Bookmark this Page | Submit Feedback | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy
Dog Breeds | Cat Breeds | Dog Health | Cat Health | Dog Training | Cat Training | Dog Care | Cat Care | Dog Adoption | Cat Food & Diet

Advertise on petwave.com - A Pet360 Media Network Partner

Become a Fan of Petwave.com on Facebook Become a Fan on Facebook Follow PetWave.com on Twitter Follow PetWave.com on Twitter Email Friend about Petwave.com Tell your friends about PetWave

© 2015 PetWave Corporation. All rights reserved
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a veterinarian. PetWave disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
For more information view our Terms of Service.