|Should My Dog be Tested?
Following are several of the key
points to consider when trying to determine if your dog should be tested:
The test is highly sensitive for
detection of urinary tract tumors (Transitional Cell Carcinoma)
The test may aid in early
detection to improve outcomes and guide further testing
Most cases are diagnosed late
and have a poor prognosis because the disease is advanced and therapies are
less successful 1
Clinical signs of TCC are mimicked by non-cancerous disorders and make early detection difficult by
conventional techniques 2
Prevalence of bladder cancer in
dogs has increased 250% over a 5 year period 3
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page,
and our Canine Bladder Cancer Risk Factors page
for more information -
(1) Borjesson DL, Christopher MM, Ling GV: Detection of canine transitional cell
carcinoma using a bladder tumor antigen urine dipstick test. Vet. Clinical Path.
28(1): 33 - 38, 1999
(2) Bertram, S. DVM "New,
Non-Invasive Tests for Bladder Cancer, PLE" Veterinary Product News Sept.
(3) Knapp D.W., et al: Naturally-occurring canine transitional cell carcinoma of
the urinary bladder - a relevant model of human invasive bladder cancer.
Urologic Oncology 5(2000): 47 - 49