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Mammary gland adenocarcinoma

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Mammary gland adenocarcinoma

A mammary gland adenocarcinoma is a malignant (cancerous) growth of the glandular tissue affecting one or more of the mammary glands. They can metastasise (spread) to other areas of the body, commonly the lungs, but can spread to the liver and other abdominal organs. Whilst rare in guinea pigs, if diagnosed they are a serious health concern.

Mammary adenocarcinoma in a male guinea pig
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