Esophageal Tumors

Esophageal tumors are classified as either benign (noncancerous) or malignant  (cancerous). Malignant tumors are aggressive and prone to spreading throughout the body (spread to other areas of the body). The vast majority of esophageal tumors are malignant.

Esophageal tumors are extremely rare in dogs and cats. The most common types of esophageal tumors include leiomyosarcomas (dogs), fibrosarcomasosteosarcomas, and undifferentiated sarcomas, all of which are malignant. Benign tumors can also occur and include leiomyomas (the most common) and plasmacytomas. Esophageal tumors are mostly found in the lower esophagus in dogs.

Published by Amber Drake

Dr. Drake is an award-winning author and well-known cancer specialist in her field. She is best known for her extensive research on canine cancer prevention and nutrition, her dedication to help dogs live a long, happy life, and for teaching veterinary medicine. As the CEO of Canine Companions Co., the Founder of Drake Dog Cancer Foundation and Academy, and the Co-Founder of Preferable Pups, in addition to being a respected figure in the dog world, she has earned the respect of thousands of dog lovers worldwide.