Diagnosing Primary Bone Tumors in Dogs

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Last Modified: September 17, 2012

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Question

Can primary bone cancer in dogs be adequately diagnosed with radiography?

Erika Krick, VMD, DACVIM Veterinary Medical Oncologist, University of Pennsylvania, responds:

Answer

Radiographs can look very suspicious for osteosarcoma, but like with many other cancers, a tissue sample is required to make the diagnosis.

Learn more about bone tumors in dogs.

This question and answer was part of the OncoLink Brown Bag Chat Series. View the entire transcript from When a Beloved Pet has Cancer.



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