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Basal cell tumors are considered benign neoplasms which is also reflected in this case because, although the tumor was of rather large size, three years after removal no sign of recurrence on the skin of the cheetah was visible.
In 2011, we removed a benign basal cell tumor from a wild born captive cheetah living on a Namibian farm.
If a basal cell tumor metastasizes, it usually spreads to the regional lymph nodes first, followed by the lungs.