Our expert says:
The type of cancer you describe is probably squamous cell carcinoma of the nasal tip. This is an extremely destructive form of cancer that progressively destroys the nose. The initiating cause is usually chronic sunburn damage to a pink or white nose. Treatment include surgery, radiation of the nasal type and chemotherapy introduced into this cancer (not systemically). These treatments all have specific indications as to when they should be used, and if your vet is not familiar with this, request referral to a specialist that deals with this type of therapy. If the lesion was left too long, no effective treatment may be possible.
Dr Malan van Zyl
Veterinary Specialist Physician
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