Message Number: YG678 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-03-04 08:58:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Mast cell tumors

In a message dated 3/4/01 4:00:16 PM,

<< I saw some messages on mast cell tumors, but I am only familiar with
these in dogs--where they are pretty bad...but I have no idea what
I'm dealing with here. Seems the idea would be to have it off,
whatever it is. >>

From my experience here, Mast cell tumors are not uncommon in ferrets and can
be cured through removal of the tumor, providing that all of it is taken. If
any is left, it may return. Usually, in fact in all that we've had removed,
they are benign.

Dick B.