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Re: Cancer and Dogs

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Originally Posted By: LJsMomIf a dog has an undiagnosed Hemangiosarcoma, will it show in bloodwork?
Not sure if the red blood cells would indicate something? It would possibly show on an x-ray and definitely on an ultrasound.

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I don't believe it necessarily will show in the bloodwork. That is also true of lymphoma in the spleen.


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So every 6 months we have the senior blood panel done - its great - we do the happy dance - but something horrible could still be lurking.

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Cody died of hemangiosarcoma 3 months after her senior wellness checkup. The blood tests had come back normal.

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I've been thinking about this Joanne. I don't know if there are side effects to the exposure to ultrasounds (like radiation with xrays or CT scans), but an abdominal ultrasound once in awhile would be the most proactive thing, but you might find things that are normal in aging but not illness, so you might worry about too many things.

After Max's ultrasound results, I'm thinking of just having one done on Indy, for Wellness purposes.


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If they could do it without sedation or trauma, I'd do it in a heartbeat.

I wonder if the ultrasound could stir things up? I need to look into that.

Paranoia is being to consume me!

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Just cuz you are paranoid doesn't mean they are not out to get you...

They did Max's ultrasound without sedation.


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Originally Posted By: LisaTThey did Max's ultrasound without sedation.
Lady Jane's other name is Cujo.

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I just learned this -- *some* anesthesias (sp?) can promote cancer metastasis:

http://www.anesthesia-analgesia.org/...full/97/5/1331


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Good find Lisa.

Niko died 6 months after having his teeth cleaned. OMG.

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