Message Number: FHL12403 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "fret.popper"
Date: 2010-10-29 08:28:37 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] castration and cancers


Although castrated males won't suffer testicular cancers nor will castrated females succumb to ovarian cancers, nonetheless do they have increased incidents of other cancers due to the disrupted hormone production and pathways? Any info in the archives (I can't find)?

Could it be the case that ferrets are at increased risk of certain cancers after being surgically castrated? In the literature I have read this is certainly the case in other animals such as cats and dogs, for example.


[Neutered ferrets are more prone to adrenal growths,
though most of those are NOT cancers at the time of
discovery, and since so many people get the needed
care most do not become malignancies.

You can find a LOT of information on that if you just
use the separate FHL archives. The trick will be to
look for messages with the word
in the message body AND to use the complete,
separate FHL Archives which can be linked to from
the introduction statement in the home page of the
FHL or from the critical addresses section close to
the bottom of the homepage of the FHL, or with a
bit more difficulty for finding in the links section of
the FHL
or people can just go there now and bookmark it

BTW, for any who don't know there are many reasons
why failing to treat adrenal disease undermines the
quality of life of ferrets as well as shortening it. See:

There do not appear to be any other tumors which
appear in greater frequency in neutered ferrets from
what I have read, though life always has surprises
especially in things that are very rare so not noticed

-- Moderator]


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