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.
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.
The growth of pathogens away from the original site of the disease
Something that becomes worse or life threatening as it spreads
Anything pertaining to the blood vessel system in the body
A gland that aids in both digestive and insulin functions
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
The windpipe; it carries air from the bronchi to the mouth
Small structures that filter out the lymph and store lymphocytes
A record of the activity of the myocardium
Not being able to cause harm; the opposite of malignant.
A large blood vessel that transports blood out of the heart.
The name of the main artery that starts in the left ventricle of an animal's four chamber heart.
The division of something one time.
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.
A condition of the blood in which normal red blood cell counts or hemoglobin are lacking.
An animal with a wide head, short in stature.
The condition of being drowsy, listless, or weak