Basal Cell Tumors in Cats

Feline Basal Cell Tumors

Basal cell tumors are growths that originate from the epithelial layer of skin. This category of tumor includes both benign and malignant tumors.

There is no known cause of basal cell tumors. They are seen more commonly in cats than dogs. Basal cell tumors are most often benign, although occasionally, a malignant tumor may be diagnosed in cats.

What to Watch For

Diagnosis of Basal Cell Tumors in Cats

Treatment if Basal Cell Tumors in Cats

Home Care and Prevention

Prognosis is generally good. Contact your veterinarian if there is recurrence or change at the surgical site. Return for follow up as directed by your veterinarian.

There is no preventative care for basal cell tumors.