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Can All Animals Get Cancer?

Can All Animals Get Cancer?

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.