Following are some of the symptoms seen in patients with adenocarcinoma of the lung: Pain. Dyspnea (difficult breathing) Tachypnea (rapid breathing) Low energy level and lethargy. Poor appetite. Gradual weight loss. Hemoptysis (coughing up blood) Lameness, in cases with metastasis to bones.
Symptoms â€” Some of the clinical signs for pulmonary tumors may include non-productive cough, dyspnea (shortness of breath), lethargy, weight loss, ill-thrift (failure to grow), inappetence (lack of appetite) and intolerance to exercise.
The exact cause of lung cancer is not known, but there appears to be an increased incidence of cancer in dogs that live in urban environments, as well as dogs .
However, most lung cancer is seen in medium to large sized dogs and is most frequently diagnosed in older dogs. The average age of diagnosis is 11 years.
Primary lung cancer in dogs is relatively rare in dogs (under 1% of all cancer in dogs), but pulmonary adenocarcinoma is the most common type of canine lung .
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Most dogs with lung tumors present with coughing, exercise intolerance or other respiratory signs. Occassionally, patients will present for more vague, non-specific signs such as loss of appetite, weight loss or lethargy. The following diagnostics are recommended: Chest radiographs.
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