Diagnosis and Medical Procedures

Articles about specific medical procedures. Learn when each procedure is done, what happens, and what aftercare might be needed. You will also find information on the process of getting an exact cancer diagnosis as well as common terms you will encounter.

Perspective Posts

A Common Dog Cancer Mistake: Doing Too Many Diagnostic Tests Before Seeing the Oncologist

Which tests do you need to run to get an accurate diagnosis? And who should run them? And when? Bringing an oncologist onto your team earlier rather than later may save you time AND money in the long run.

When To Get a Lump Checked By A Veterinarian

Found a lump, and wondering what to do? Dr. Sue Ettinger suggests following her Rule of Ones. If it's One Centimeter or larger, or if it's been there for One Month or longer ... go... read more

Staying Vigilant with Mass Aspirates

Should you really get EVERY lump checked? Dr. Susan Ettinger, DVM, Dip. ACVIM (Oncology) explains why we should all stay vigilant with mass aspirates and get everything checked. read more