Animal Cancer Clinic
Dr. Frederick Labavitch
Providing Quality Pet Care

Common Locations

Skin Lesions

Skin lesions can be anywhere on the skin.  They can be directly under the skin or above on the skin.  They can also look like wounds that won’t heal.  If you have a concern, have your veterinarian perform an exam.


Oral tumors can be anywhere in the mouth, gums, tongue, or attached to any of the teeth.  If you notice swelling on the face, bleeding from the mouth or if your pet shows discomfort while eating or loss of appetite, you should have your pet evaluated.


Sometimes the only way to discover a nasal tumor is by catching the symptoms.  If your pet starts having regular bloody noses, sneezing, discharge from the nose or eyes, or a swelling on the muzzle have your pet evaluated right away.  Because the tumor has mostly likely been undetected until the symptoms are present, it is critical to have your veterinarian evaluate your pet right away.


The most common locations for bone tumors are in the limbs; however they can occur anywhere there is bone.  Swelling on legs or around joints or any limping is signs that should be brought to your veterinarian’s attention.


Most abdominal tumors are usually attached to an organ but can occur anywhere in the abdominal cavity.  Any abdominal swelling should always be taken to a veterinarian right away.