Pet Cancer Awareness

Pet cancer is serious, get the facts here


Content courtesy of One Cure Staff Writer, Colorado State University / Flint Animal Cancer Center

If your pet has ever been diagnosed with a health condition, you know how scary it can be. As a leading cause of death for cats and dogs, pet cancer can be one of the most difficult things to deal with or understand as a pet owner. Keep reading to learn more about pet cancer and stats surrounding the condition.

  • 1 in 4 dogs and 1 in 5 cats will develop cancer in their lifetimes.
  • Each year nearly 6 million dogs and 6 million cats in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer.
  • Large breed dogs are much more likely to develop cancer.
  • Cancer is curable in 50% of pets.
  • Cancer is the leading cause of death in pets beyond middle age.

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About One Cure
Cancer is cancer. Colorado State University’s One Cure program is founded on the principle that cancer affects all creatures and, that treatment breakthroughs come through collaboration between scientists and doctors who are working with both people and animals. This approach is known as comparative or translational oncology; the study of cancer in people and pets to benefit both species. It is the core of One Cure and is a guiding concept for the Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University. The center works to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer in pet animals and, by working with the human medical field, translates research findings and knowledge to also help people with cancer. For more information, visit

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