A cancer case from Mackay region?

Thanks to some sharp spotting by a resident, we received a frog on Jan 6th that has tumours growing out of its mouth.  We are arranging for a biopsy to be done since this is a tumour type we have not tested before.   It is another reminder that no matter where you are, please keep a lookout for frogs that have any kind of lumps anywhere on the body.    If you see one, use gloves or a plastic bag stretched over your hand to pick it up, place in a plastic container with an air hole and a tiny bit of water (not tap water) and bring indoors before contacting us.  UPDATE:  the lab results are in - it is squamous cell carcinoma (the first we've received in the Common Green tree frog) - see our Cancer page in the Health section for more info.

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