Do certain breeds more frequently get cancer?
Some cancerous diseases are more frequent in certain breeds, but no prediction can be made for individual animals. For example, Bernese Mountain dogs are predisposed to malignant histiocytosis, a highly aggressive systemic cancer form. Giant breeds suffer more frequently from bone cancer than medium or small sized breeds. Flat Coated Retrievers are known for their histiocytoic sarcoma, which is a cancer form similar to malignant histiocytosis. Scottsh Terrier have often bladder cancer and Siamese cats succumb frequently to lymphoma. Those are only some examples of breed predispositions. We can advise you individually for your specific case, or you can ask for more detailed information from your Vet.