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Chemotherapy can be helpful if the tumor is large, or if the cancerous cells have moved into other areas of the body (metastasized). In many cases, the tumor will be surgically removed. Unfortunately, amputation may be recommended in cases where an affected limb is hindering your dog's ability to live comfortably.
If chemotherapy is administered, there may be a variety of side effects that you will need to be aware of. Consulting with your veterinarian regularly and scheduling progress checks for your dog will help you to keep your dog comfortable as it recovers from this disease.
A bundle of fibers that are used in the process of sending impulses through the body
Something that becomes worse or life threatening as it spreads
Not being able to cause harm; the opposite of malignant.
The process of removing all or part of a body part; usually refers to a limb (arm or leg) and is done for medical reasons.
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.