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11. Leiomyoma in Cats
A leiomyoma is an uncommon benign tumor arising from smooth muscle in the gastrointestinal tract, vagina and/or uterus. There are no specific causes for leiomyomas, and dogs are more commonly affected than cats.
12. Leukemia in Cats
Leukemia is a type of cancer that results from the proliferation of cancerous blood cells in the bone marrow. Leukemia can be classified in many different ways, based on the specific type of blood cell that is involved.
13. Lipoma in Cats
A lipoma is a benign fatty tumor usually composed of mature fat cells. They are usually soft, well defined, and subcutaneous (under the skin). Lipomas are variable in size and shape and may occur anywhere; they are less common in cats.
14. Lymphosarcoma (Lymphoma)
Lymphosarcoma (lymphoma) is a malignant cancer that involves the lymphoid system. In a healthy animal, the lymphoid system is an important part of the body’s immune system defense against infectious agents such as viruses and bacteria.
15. Malignant Melanoma in Cats
Malignant melanoma is a tumor arising from melanocytes, which are the cells that produce pigment. There is no known cause, and it can originate from different areas in the body, most often the oral cavity, skin, and toes.
16. Mammary Gland Tumors in Cats
Mammary gland tumors are a type of cancer that arise from breast tissue and are similar to breast cancer in women. About half of these tumors are malignant, which means they can spread, and half are benign and do not spread.
17. Mast Cell Tumors (Mastocytoma) in Cats
Mast cell tumors, also called mastocytomas, arise most commonly in the skin and develop from a normal component of body tissues called mast cells that play a role in the process of tissue repair by releasing inflammatory mediators.
18. Metastatic Neoplasia (Cancer) in Cats
Metastatic neoplasia is defined as cancer that has spread from its original site to other sites in the body. The lungs and local lymph nodes are common sites of metastasis and are associated with malignant tumors.
19. Ovarian Tumors in Cats
Ovarian tumors are cancerous growths associated with the ovaries. Ovarian tumors are rare in cats, which more likely reflects neutering practices than resistance to tumor formation. The majority of cases are seen in older cats.
20. Pancreatic Exocrine Neoplasia in Cats
Exocrine tumors of the pancreas are tumors that arise from the glandular tissue of the pancreas that produces digestive secretions. They are aggressive tumors that invade nearby tissues and spread to distant organs.

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