Cutaneous lymphoma (mycosis fungoides) causes generalized red, irritated, and itchy skin in older dogs. Often times this form of skin cancer is confused with allergies. Performing skin cytology combined with your pets history and examination can raise our suspicion of skin cancer. Definitive diagnosis requires a skin biopsy.
Cutaneous lymphoma has different prognosis's and treatment options depending on the type of cutaneous lymphoma that is diagnosed. A localized form may be cured with surgery; whereas, pets with a more generalized form can benefit from chemotherapy. For every case our main goal is providing your pet with the best quality of life.