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, "patty" <pferret@...> wrote:
> does anyone have any info on this. Rare in ferrets.
All mammary tumors are rare in ferrets, at least our ferrets. They
are actually more comon in black-footed ferrets. Unlike cats,
mammary tumors in ferrets don't tend to metastasize widely. If the
borders of the tumor are clear, it is unlikely to show up in other
areas. Now if it is not of mammary origin, but a sweat gland (and
they can look the same) the chance of metastasis is a little
Key here is whether excision was complete or not.
With kindest regards,
Bruce Williams, dVM