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Heart and Carotid Artery Tumors in Dogs

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Treatment

 

Unfortunately, the prognosis for dogs with either of these types of tumors is grim. It is often very difficult to remove these tumors, and they will continue to grow until functioning of the surrounding vessels of organs is impaired to the point of cardiac arrest or organ failure. Cancer treating therapies, such as radiotherapy, can sometimes be used along with surgery to slow down the spread of these cancers.

 

Living and Management

 

Your dog will need to be re-evaluated by your veterinarian at least every three months for chest X-rays, as well as a physical exam to monitor for recurrence or spread of the cancer. 

 

 

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