Adenocarcinoma, Anal Sac/Perianal in Dogs. While anal gland/sac cancer (adenocarcinoma) is not common, it is an invasive disease that does not generally have a positive outlook. Usually seen as a rectal growth (mass) on the animal, it also is common to find the disease in the lymph nodes.
What are the anal glands and anal sacs?
The experts at BluePearl Veterinary Partners explains symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of anal sac tumors in dogs and cats.
We do know that cancer found in the anal gland is diagnosed equally in male and female dogs. This type of cancer is most often found in dogs of medium to .
Ten years is the average age of affected dogs. Anal sac tumors are very rare in cats. The signs of anal sac tumors can be variable:. without enlarged lymph nodes (in the abdomen), even a large tumor often produces limited symptoms associated with defecation.
The average survival time for dogs with anal sac tumours is dependent on the extent of the cancer problem when they are first seen by the Specialist. For dogs
Anal glands can cause many problems in dogs, including cancer.
These tumours are relatively uncommon in dogs, representing approximately 2% of all skin tumours, and they are very rare in cats. Anal sac tumours tend to be .