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Chemistry

July 26, 2018

The analysis of the blood that evaluates liver and kidney function, among other things.

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CBC/Differential

July 26, 2018

A complete blood count evaluating the number and type of white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets.

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Carcinoma

July 26, 2018

A malignant growth made up of epithelial cells tending to infiltrate surrounding tissues and giving rise to metastases (spreading).

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Cancer

July 26, 2018

Any malignant, cellular tumor; cancers are divided into two broad categories of carcinoma and sarcomas.

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Bone Marrow Aspirate

July 26, 2018

The removal and evaluation of bone marrow cells to determine if the cells are normal, if cancer has spread to the bone marrow or if there is a problem with blood cell production. This process ...

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Benign tumor

July 26, 2018

Lacking the properties of invasion and metastasis and showing a lesser degree of abnormal cellularity than do malignant tumors. These are usually surrounded by a fibrous capsule.

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Vaccine-Associated Fibrosarcomas in Cats

July 26, 2018

Vaccine-associated fibrosarcomas (VAS) are tumors of connective tissue that develop at sites of previous vaccinations. Vaccine associated fibrosarcomas (VAS) are thought to develop in 1/1000 to 1/10,000 cases. The time it takes for a tumor ...

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Intestinal Adenocarcinomas in Cats

July 26, 2018

Adenocarcinomas are one of the three most common tumors that arise in the gastrointestinal tract (stomach, duodenum, jejunum, ileum, and colon) of cats–the other two being lymphoma and mast cell tumors. These tumors typically occur ...

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Feline Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

July 26, 2018

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most common oral tumor in cats. They can be extremely invasive (invading the bone of the jaw) but do not tend to metastasize (spread to other areas of the ...

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Feline Mast Cell Tumors

July 26, 2018

Mast cells are a type of normal white blood cell and are part of the immune system.  Mast cell tumors (MCT) comprise about 20% of all cutaneous (skin) tumors in the cat. These tumors can ...

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