I'm not a vet but I'm wondering if they do NOT think it is osteosarcoma then? The few people I know with dogs that had it were diagnosed via xray. Assuming that is the case, I'd proceed with the biospy myself.I found this place that's actually in Orange County. Have any of you heard of it?
Advanced Veterinary Specialty Group
I called the cancer group specialist office and the surgery specialist office and explained the situation. They said that it's possible that they could give me a diagnosis but that a biopsy is really what's going to point to what the problem is. I don't know what to do. My boyfriends says that we need to go through with the surgery and not waste time. Which is true, time is not on our side. I do trust our vet and I think we're going to keep the appointment tomorrow and go through with the surgery.
Again I would ask what is it about this case that makes it more difficult to diagnose via xray. In a quick google, xray is the most common way to diagnose. I know life isn't always that simple I had a vizsla with a RARE form of lymphoma and it took 5 WEEKS for a diagnosis vs 3-5 days.What kind of questions should I make sure to ask?
- What happens if this turns out to be cancer?
- When would you recommend doing chest x-rays?
- What is the prognosis if it is cancerous?
- What is the next step?
These are some of the ones on my list.