Bone Cancer (Osteosarcoma) in Dogs
Chemotherapy is often used as a supplement to any surgical options to ensure that the disease has not spread into other areas of the dog's body, particularly the lymph nodes. In severe cases, limbs may need to be amputated to completely remove the bone cancer.
Living and Management
Activity will be restricted following any surgery. A pain management program and medications are frequently prescribed for the animal following surgery. Medications commonly work to manage pain and reduce inflammation. Ongoing management and monitoring of the dog's white and red blood cell counts will be recommended, and chest X-rays are often used to determine remission.
There are currently no known prevention methods for bone cancer.
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
The disappearance of the signs and symptoms of a particular disease; this is often used in association with cancer
A neoplasm made up of bone, malignant in nature
Small structures that filter out the lymph and store lymphocytes
Any type of pain or tenderness or lack of soundness in the feet or legs of animals
The study of the laws of inheritance n living things; may also be referred to as breeding
The occurrence or invasion of pathogens away from the point where they originally occurred
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