EPISODE 168 | RELEASED May 23, 2022

Dog Cancer Vocab: Staging and Grading | Dr. Brooke Britton

Confused about dog cancer staging and grading, and not sure if the tests are worth the cost? Oncologist Brooke Britton explains the ins and outs.


When your dog is diagnosed with cancer, suddenly you find yourself dropped into a world of medical jargon. Two terms you might hear are staging and grading.

In this episode, Dr. Brooke Britton explains what staging and grading are and what they can mean for your dog’s prognosis. Staging in particular can help indicate the best treatment plan for each case. Dr. Britton also goes over how to work with your vet to get the most bang for your buck – for many of us with a limited budget, we often need to pick and choose the staging tests that are likely to give us the most information and skip others to save money for cancer treatment.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

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