Skin Cancer (Epidermotropic Lymphoma) in Dogs

Epidermotropic lymphoma is usually a malignant tumor that originates from lymphocyte cells (a type of white cells) of the immune system. This tumor is considered a subset of cutaneous (skin) T-cell lymphoma.

This rare condition can occur in dogs of any age, breed or size but older dogs are more affected.

Symptoms of epidermotropic lymphoma are


Loss of hair (alopecia)

Scaly skin

Redness of skin

Lightening of skin color or loss of pigment (depigmentation)

Skin ulcers, nodule or mass formation (lesions may involve lips, eyelids, nasal surface, vulva, oral cavity) 

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