Can All Animals Get Cancer?

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Last Modified: September 17, 2012

Question:

Can all animals get cancer- like snakes, turtles, etc? We don't have your "usual" pets!

Erika Krick, VMD, DACVIM Veterinary Medical Oncologist, University of Pennsylvania, responds:

Answer:

Many different types of animals get cancer, including reptiles, birds, etc.

This question and answer was part of the OncoLink Brown Bag Chat Series. View the entire transcript from When a Beloved Pet has Cancer.

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