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Animal Medical Center of Hattiesburg

Oncologic Surgery


If your pet has been diagnosed with cancer, oncological surgery may be a treatment option. This is a surgical procedure to remove cancerous tumors and might be used with radiation, chemotherapy, and nutrition/diet.

Why would my pet need oncologic surgery?

The goals of oncological surgery vary, but it is most often used to remove cancerous tumors from your pet’s body. Oncological surgery can be used to remove cancerous tumors completely, partially, or as an exploratory procedure to understand your pet's cancer.

When should my pet have oncological surgery?

Our team will help you determine the best treatment plan for your pet’s cancer. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy might be used alongside oncologic surgery.

What are the kinds of oncological surgery performed?

  • Adrenal Gland

  • Cervical

  • Gastro-intestinal

  • Hepatic (liver)

  • Mammary

  • Mast Cell (most common form of a skin tumor)

  • Ocular (eyes)

  • Osteosarcoma (bones)

  • Rectal/Anal

  • Soft Tissue Sarcomas (tissue, bone, muscle)

  • Splenic (spleen)

  • Thoracic (chest wall/cavity)

  • Urogenital (genital organ tumors)