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1

What can you diagnose almost 100% of the time if you see a neutered dog with prostate mineralization?

Cancer :(

2

Where do prostatic and urinary cancers tend to metastisize?

Regional lymph nodes, pelvis/lumbar bone, lungs.

3

What is the prognosis generally like for prostatic neoplasia

Poor. It is malignant and generally advanced at the time of diagnosis.

4

What are the top three differentials for dogs with lower urninary tract signs?

Infection, stones, neoplasia

5

What are common signs of bladder/urethral neoplasia?

Hematuria
Recurrent or unresponsive UTI
Pollakiuria, stranguria

6

What is the most common type of bladder neoplasia?

Transitional cell carcinoma?

7

What is the typical signament for an animal that might have transitional cell carcinoma?

>9 yo female dog
>10 yo male cat
Lives in an urban environment

8

What treatment is reccomened for bladder neoplasia

Prioxicam
can add chemotherapy
Surgery not reccomended
High recurrence within 6 months

9

What is a major potential limiting factor of bladder cancer?

Urethral obstruction

10

What are some options for trying to prevent urethral obstruction?

Urethral stent
Laser debulking
Cystostomy tube (short term)