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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 - 

REFERENCES: 
(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. 1994
(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 

 
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