Featuring Demian Dressler, DVM and Susan Ettinger, DVM, Dip. ACVIM (Oncology), authors of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide

Mammary Tumors

Updated: October 4th, 2017

There is a whole team of dog lovers behind Dog Cancer Vet and DogCancerBlog.com, and we’re here to help, because we understand what it’s like to deal with dog cancer. We work for Maui Media, the book publisher which includes paperback and digital copies of the best-selling animal health book Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity. This must-read book is available everywhere books are sold in paperback, and digital formats (iPad, Kindle, Nook). It is authored by our veterinarian bloggers Dr. Demian Dressler, and Dr. Susan Ettinger, DVM, ACVIM (Oncology).

There were many studies, articles and books Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger used when writing The Dog Cancer Survival Guide. Here is a list of the most important references about mammary tumors.

Please note that in vivo and clinical use citations were included whenever possible. We have also include links to the papers, where available. Most of the papers are found on the National Institute of Health’s online library, PubMed.

Canine Mammary Gland Tumors. Henry CJ, in Henry CJ, Higginbotham ML (ed): Cancer Management in Small Animal Practice. Missouri. Saunders Elsevier 2010, p 275-280.

Tumors of the mammary gland,in. Lana SE, Rutteman GR, Withrow SJ. Withrow SJ, Vail DM (eds): Withrow & MacEwen’s Small Animal Clinical Oncology. Missouri, Saunders Elsevier, 2007, pp 619-628

Mammary Gland Neoplasia, Dog. Balkman C, in Cote E (2nd ed), Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats. Missouri, Mosby Elsevier, 2011, p 692-694.

Canine Mammary Gland Tumors. Sorenmo K. Vet Clin Small Anim 33: 573-596, 2003.

Mammary Cancer. Henry CJ, in Bonagura JD, Twedt DC (ed): Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy XIV. Missouri. Saunders Elsevier 2009, p 363-368.

A population-based case-control study of canine mammary tumours and clinical use of medroxyprogesterone acetate. Stovring M, Moe L, Glattre E. APMIS 105:590, 1997.

Mammary gland tumors in male dogs. Saba CF, Rogers KS, Newman SJ, et al. J Vet Intern Med 21:1056, 2007.

Factors influencing canine mammary cancer development and postsurgical survival. Schneider R, Dorn CR, Taylor DON. J Natl Cancer Inst 43(6):1249, 1969.

Body confirmation, diet and risk of breast cancer in pet dogs: a case-control study. Sonnenschein EG, Glickman LT, Goldschmidt MH, et al. Am J Epidemiol 133:694, 1991.

Cyclooxygenase-2 expression is associated with histologic tumor type in canine mammary carcinoma. Heller DA, Clifford CA, Goldschmidt MH, et al. Vet Pathol. 42(6):776-80. 2005

Meta-analysis: dietary fat intake, serum estrogen levels, and the risk of breast cancer. Wu AH, Pike MC, Stram DO. J Natl Cancer Inst. 17;91(6):529-34. 1999

Relation between habitual diet and canine mammary tumors in a case-control study. Perez Alenza MD, Rutteman GR, Pena L, et al. J Vet Intern Med 12:132, 1998.

Factors influencing the incidence and prognosis of canine mammary tumours. Perez Alenza MD, Pena L, del Castillo N, Nieto AI. J Small Anim Pract 41:287, 2000.

Prognostic factors in canine mammary tumours: a multivariate study of 202 consecutive cases. Hellmen E, Bergstrom R, Holmberg L, et al. Vet Pathol 30:20, 1993

Histopathologic and dietary prognostic factors for canine mammary carcinoma. Shofer FS, Sonnenschein EG, Goldschmidt MH, et al. Breast Cancer Res Treat.13(1):49-60. 1989

The lymph drainage of the neoplastic mammary glands in the bitch: a lymphographic study. Patsikas MN, Karayannopoulou M, Kaldrymidoy E, et al. Anat Histol Embryol. 2006 Aug;35(4):228-34.

Effect of spaying and timing of spaying on survival of dogs with mammary carcinoma. Sorenmo KU, Shofer FS, Goldschmidt MH. J Vet Intern Med 14:266, 2000.

Clinicopathological survey of 101 canine mammary gland tumors: differences between small-breed dogs and others. Itoh T, Uchida K, Ishikawa K, et al. J Vet Med Sci 67:345, 2005.

Adjuvant post-operative chemotherapy in bitches with mammary cancer. Karayannopoulou M, Kaldrymidou E, Constantinidis TC, et al. J Vet Med A Physiol Pathol Clin Med. 48(2):85-96. 2001

Evaluation of the effect of levamisole and surgery on canine mammary cancer. MacEwen EG, Harvey HJ, Patnaik AK, et al. J Biol Resp Mod 25:540, 1985.

Mammary tumor recurrence in bitches after regional mastectomy. Stratmann N, Failing K, Richter A, et al. Vet Surg 37(1):82, 2008.

Prognostic factors associated with survival two years after surgery in dogs with malignant mammary tumors: 79 cases (1998-2002). Chang S, Chang C, Chang T, Wong M. J Am Vet Med Assoc 227:1625, 2005.

There is a whole team of dog lovers behind Dog Cancer Vet and DogCancerBlog.com, and we’re here to help, because we understand what it’s like to deal with dog cancer. We work for Maui Media, the book publisher which includes paperback and digital copies of the best-selling animal health book Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity. This must-read book is available everywhere books are sold in paperback, and digital formats (iPad, Kindle, Nook). It is authored by our veterinarian bloggers Dr. Demian Dressler, and Dr. Susan Ettinger, DVM, ACVIM (Oncology).

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