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I found this on SPINDAL cell sarcoma, is this the prognosis?
Trea tment Options for Spindle Cell Sarcoma
Due to the fact that the spindle cell sarcomas don’t grow at a speedy rate, surgery is often the course of treatment chosen. Surgery can be advised if the spindle cell sarcoma is located in a single area and doesn’t seem to affect neighboring organs. The vet will perform a few x-rays and ultrasounds to make sure the neighboring organs are not affected by the cancerous cells.
The surgery will involve general anesthesia and should be performed as soon as possible, to prevent the development of the tumor.
After the surgery, the vet will recommend a chemotherapy, which will put an end to the growing of cancerous cells. The dog should be checked periodically, as after the surgery the spindle cell sarcoma may grow back.
If the tumor is metastasized, surgery cannot be performed and the prognosis is poor.
Read more: Spindle Cell Sarcoma in Dogs - VetInfo
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