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Oral non-tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma in young dogs
  1. Stephen J. Baines,
  2. Chris Shales and
  3. Rob White
  1. Willows Referral Service, Highlands Road, Solihull, West Midlands B90 4NH
  1. e-mail: stephen.baines{at}

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SQUAMOUS cell carcinoma is a common oral malignancy in dogs and may arise from the gingiva, tongue or tonsils. The mean age of dogs with gingival squamous cell carcinoma is eight to 10 years, but very occasionally these tumours are seen in much younger dogs. It is suspected that the metastatic rate and the overall survival rate …

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