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BREAKING NEWS!!! Research linking neutering to cancers

    • 26 posts
    April 25, 2013 3:35 PM EDT

    New research evaluates neutering and spaying as it relates to cancer risk in Goldens.

    What are your thoughts????

    This post was edited by Gerry Post at April 25, 2013 4:24 PM EDT
    • 1 posts
    April 25, 2013 7:53 PM EDT
    If the retrospective study conclusions are valid, what are the relative risks of delaying sterilization against the risks of pyometra, mammary cancer and prostate disease/testicular cancer?
    • 26 posts
    April 25, 2013 8:20 PM EDT


    Great question and I don't know if the answer is known. The charts in the scond PLoS article show the relative risks of the various types of diseases, so one could calculate the RR of each condition and see which ones a particular dog is most likely to encounter.