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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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hamster has exma type ears plus the same spot on his tummy

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hamster has exma type ears plus the same spot on his tummy
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 3 years ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 years ago.
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Unless we see a rough hair coat which is the most common of the dermatological problems in hamsters and is due to a number of underlying disorders, fighting, and simply age, we would expect skin lesions as you've described in a hamster at the end of his lifespan such as Hammy to represent skin cancer. Melanomas are the most common of the skin cancers of the Syrian hamster.

I'm afraid that there's no effective treatment for such skin cancers. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.