Even Horses Can Get It

On the Animal Lymphoma Page, I have never mentioned horses. A new article came out today actually detailing lymphoma in horses.

The article says: "Although rare (affecting less than 1% of the horse population), lymphoma is the most common metastasizing tumor (one that spreads to other parts of the body) that affects the horse. It is seen primarily in older horses and occasionally in younger horses, and it can occur in the thorax (the chest cavity), gastrointestinal tract, skin, and other organ systems. As it spreads, it can cause severe disease elsewhere."

Remember though - lymphoma cannot be passed between people or animals - if your horse (or dog or cat, etc.) is diagnosed with lymphoma, you need not worry about getting cancer yourself. And on the opposite side, pets can be very comforting if you have cancer and need a nap buddy (I'm thinking dog, not horse).

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