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🔹 Osteosarcoma Spotlight: Diagnostics🔹
🦴 However, each patient is different. Talk to your veterinarian or cancer specialist to determine the best staging plan for your dog, your family, and your budget.
🦴 Ideally, these would include a combination of an orthopedic exam, a lymph node fine needle aspirate (FNA) of a local lymph node near the tumor, and then 3-view chest radiographs (x-rays) or a CT scan to check for metastasis and any other disease.
🦴 However, each patient is different. Talk to your veterinarian or cancer specialist to determine the best staging plan for your dog, your family and your budget. ... See MoreSee Less
🔹OSTEOSARCOMA SPOTLIGHT: DIAGNOSTICS 🔹
🦴The majority of dogs with leg osteosarcoma will have no visible signs of metastasis when they are first diagnosed to the lungs on chest X-rays before surgery. This is what we want to see.
🦴If there is detectable spread, I would reconsider the decision to do the amputation and typically opt for a palliative approach in my patient. So do those chest X-rays before surgery.
🦴90% of dogs have micrometastasis to the lungs, so even if there is no detectable nodules noted, chemotherapy is recommended after surgery to delay metastasis. ... See MoreSee Less
🙋♀️Are you attending @florida_vma this weekend in #tampa?
😊 I hope you will join me for 1 or maybe all 7 cancer lectures today in room 13
🆓 I’ll be giving away 1 pair of free digital calipers plus plenty of plastic calipers throughout the day
🗣 And the first 10 attendees to come up at a lecture and say #whywaitaspirate will get plastic calipers too
💙 come join me and let’s #kickcancersbutt ancersbutt ... See MoreSee Less