5. Generating the Diagnosis and Prognosis of Cancer in Geriatric Pets

  1. Dr. Alice Villalobos and
  2. Laurie Kaplan MSC
  1. Carl A. Osborne

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470344446.ch5

Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology: Honoring the Human-Animal Bond

Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology: Honoring the Human-Animal Bond

How to Cite

Villalobos, A. and Kaplan, L. (2007) Generating the Diagnosis and Prognosis of Cancer in Geriatric Pets, in Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology: Honoring the Human-Animal Bond, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470344446.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 5 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813802664

Online ISBN: 9780470344446

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Keywords:

  • geriatric pets;
  • diagnosis;
  • cancer;
  • fine needle aspiration cytology;
  • excisional surgical biopsy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Principles and Perspective for Diagnosis in Geriatric Patients

  • Diagnostic Tools and Techniques Used for Diagnosis and Staging Cancer

  • Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology: A Very Handy but Underutilized Tool

  • Large Aspiration Needle Chop for Firm Tumors

  • Characteristics of Cancer in Cytology

  • Punch and Tru-cut Core Biopsy Needle Techniques

  • Incisional vs. Excisional Surgical Biopsy for Diagnosis

  • Histopathology Terms: Adequate or Complete Margins

  • Intraoperative Cytology

  • A Word About Unhelpful Diagnostic Abdominal Surgery

  • Cytology of Fresh Blood Smears

  • Clinical Pathology and the Geriatric Cancer Patient

  • Imaging Detectable Tumors

  • Imaging Tumors with Radiography

  • Imaging Tumors with Ultrasound

  • Screening Senior and Geriatric Patients with Imaging

  • Imaging Tumors with CT and MRI

  • Positron Emission Tomography

  • Hybrid Imaging Technology

  • Nuclear Imaging with Radioisotopes

  • Bone Scans and Function Scans

  • Screening Strategy for Active Surveillance

  • Staging Cancer

  • Canine Lymphoma Staging System

  • Phenotyping Lymphoma for Prognosis

  • Tumor Markers for Diagnosis of Cancer

  • Gene Micro Arrays on a Slide

  • Alternative Methods Used in the Diagnosis of Cancer

  • Summary