Sick Lion Gets Radiation Therapy For Skin Cancer At A Private Hospital In South Africa
May 10, 2019
Most people associate cancer to a human disease only, but that is not true. Cancer is simply an abnormal growth of cells, and it can also occur in animals.
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A recent study revealed that animals can also develop skin cancer. According to the study, animals that are susceptible to sunburns such as elephants, pigs, warthogs, domestic cats, and dogs are at risk of melanoma.
Sunburns are caused by UV rays which damage cells in exposed skin. Luckily, good Samaritans are doing all they can to help affected animals, and this hospital in South Africa is an example.