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Oral squamous cell carcinoma in cats
Tips for catching this invasive neoplasia as early as possible.


Take-home advice

Although feline SCC is aggressive, excision without recurrence is possible in select cases. If an oral mass is suspected in any cat, dental radiographs and a deep biopsy are needed to confirm. All suspected and confirmed cases should be discussed with the owner, and immediate referral to a veterinary dental specialist should be considered. For a list of board-certified specialists, visit http://avdc.org/.

Dr. Beckman is acting president of the American Veterinary Dental Society and owns and operates a companion animal and referral dentistry and oral surgery practice in Punta Gorda, Fla. He sees referrals at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Orlando and at Georgia Veterinary Specialists in Atlanta, lectures internationally and operates the Veterinary Dental Education Center in Punta Gorda.


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