Mammary Gland Cancer

Mammary Gland Cancer

Mammary Gland Cancer Treatment for Pets in Melbourne

At our veterinary clinic in Melbourne, we offer specialized treatment for pets diagnosed with mammary gland cancer. Recognizing the seriousness of this condition, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care to help manage this disease and improve the quality of life for your pet.

Diagnosing Mammary Gland Cancers

Early and accurate diagnosis is essential:

  • Physical Examination: Checking for lumps or abnormalities in the mammary glands.
  • Biopsy or Fine Needle Aspiration: These procedures involve taking a sample of the mass for a definitive diagnosis.
  • Imaging Tests: Radiographs (X-rays), ultrasounds, or CT scans may be used to determine the extent of the cancer and check for metastasis.

Treatment Options

Treatment for mammary gland cancers typically involves a combination of methods:

  • Surgical Removal: The primary treatment is surgical removal of the tumor and possibly the affected mammary glands. The extent of the surgery depends on the tumor’s size and location.
  • Chemotherapy: Depending on the cancer’s stage and aggressiveness, chemotherapy may be recommended post-surgery to address any potential spread of the disease.


The cost of treatment for mammary gland cancer varies depending on the complexity of the surgery and any additional treatments such as chemotherapy. We provide a detailed cost estimate after the initial assessment.

Payment Options

To support our clients in managing treatment costs, we offer several payment solutions:

  • GapOnly: This option facilitates insurance claims by covering only the gap amount.
  • VetPay: A financing solution to help manage the costs of veterinary care over time.
  • Zip Money: Flexible payment plans are available to ease the financial burden of treatment.


Effective aftercare is vital for recovery:

  • Postoperative Care: Guidance on caring for your pet post-surgery, including wound care and pain management.
  • Follow-Up Visits: Regular check-ups to monitor your pet’s recovery and manage any side effects from chemotherapy.
  • Ongoing Monitoring: Continuous monitoring is important to check for any signs of cancer recurrence or complications.

Our team in Melbourne is committed to providing compassionate and effective care for pets with mammary gland cancer, ensuring they receive the best possible treatment and support.