Q. My Labrador Retriever was just diagnosed with Spindle Cell Neoplastia this past Friday, Feb 12, 2016. What is the normal course of treatment?
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS
A. The treatment for this tumor is surgical removal, usually of the lump, but occasionally more radical surgery such as amputation of the limb will be necessary.
These tumors do not respond to chemotherapy. The tumors are sensitive to radiotherapy. Direct beam radiotherapy is no longer used for this tumor because of side effects and disappointing results.