IDEXX Diagnostic Challenge: Golden Retriever with Enlarged Lymph Nodes

A 9-year-old male golden retriever presented for evaluation of persistent and slowly progressive submandibular and prescapular lymphadenopathy. Peripheral blood was submitted to IDEXX for a CBC. Fine needle aspirate samples for cytology were collected from both prescapular lymph nodes and the right mandibular lymph node. An aspirate sample from the left prescapular lymph node was also placed in a lymph node aspirate transport tube for flow cytometry. Please review the test results below to come…

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Radiation Oncology in Dogs and Cats

Frequently Asked Questions about Radiation Oncology in Dogs and Cats It can be scary and confusing when your dog or cat is diagnosed with cancer. The following are some of the questions that we receive regarding Veterinary Radiation Oncology. If you have a question that is not listed here, please give us a call. How soon after a cancer diagnosis should I talk with a veterinary Radiation Oncologist? Tumors grow at varying rates; some doubling…

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Radiation Therapy in Dogs and Cats

Your Doctors: Deborah M. Prescott, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVR Heather A. Lasher, DVM, DACVR Jenny R. Schutte, DVM, PhD Candidate Types of Radiation Therapy  Full Course Radiation Therapy Full course RT is also known as definitive or curative RT.  The goal of full course RT is long-term tumor control. For best results, this type of RT is often combined with surgery and/or chemotherapy.  Typically, one treatment or fraction is given per day (Mon–Fri) over…

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