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Nose Cancer (Fibrosarcoma) in Dogs

Treatment

 

Surgery may be used to remove the abnormal cells discovered. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy may also be effective at reducing the abnormal cell count.

 

Living and Management

 

If radiotherapy treatment is successful, dogs can live up to 36 months. However, dogs left untreated have a survival rate of less than five months.

 

There are side effects to both radiation and chemotherapy treatments, so it is important to make your dog as comfortable as possible while working with your veterinarian to reduce the impact of side effects.

 

Nasal fibrosarcomas that affect the brain are even more rare than nasal fibrosarcomas, but there have been documented cases of their occurrence. Unfortunately, if the nasal fibrosarcoma goes unnoticed or untreated, the abnormal cells can travel to the brain, and under these circumstances the prognosis is very poor.

 

Prevention

 

There are currently no known preventative measures for fibrosarcoma.

 

 

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