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Giant Cell Tumors in Dogs



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.


Living and Management


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.



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