There are many different types of cancer and most cancers are named for the cell type, tissue or body organ from where they start. For example, bone cancer starts in a bone, lymphoma starts in the lymphatic system and cancer that begins in basal cells of the skin is called basal cell carcinoma.
The different types of cancer do share some similarities but also have many different characteristics. They vary in how they affect the individual, how they can be diagnosed, treated and what the outcome of any treatment might be.
Here we provide information about various tumour types. However, it must be stressed that these are general statements and it is important to discuss the various aspects of your pet’s diagnosis with your vet.
Information sheets for specific types of cancer will be added here for cats, dogs and other species as they are developed.