Canine mammary tumours, an overview

Reprod Domest Anim. 2011 Dec;46(6):1112-31. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0531.2011.01816.x. Epub 2011 Jun 6.


Canine mammary tumours (CMTs) are the most common neoplasms in intact female dogs. Although the prevalence of these tumours decreases in regions where preventive ovari(ohyster)ectomy is performed, it remains an important disease entity in veterinary medicine. Moreover, treatment options are limited in comparison with human breast cancer. Nevertheless, recent human treatment protocols might have potential in bitches suffering from CMTs.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Dog Diseases / epidemiology
  • Dog Diseases / pathology*
  • Dog Diseases / therapy
  • Dogs
  • Female
  • Mammary Neoplasms, Animal / epidemiology
  • Mammary Neoplasms, Animal / pathology*
  • Mammary Neoplasms, Animal / therapy
  • Prevalence
  • Prognosis
  • Risk Factors


  • Antineoplastic Agents