Lower Urinary Tract Cancer

Claire M. Cannon, Sara D. Allstadt

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Lower urinary tract neoplasia is uncommon in dogs and cats, though transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) is the most common tumor of the lower urinary tract in both species. Clinical signs are not specific for neoplasia, but neoplasia should be considered in patients that are older, have specific risk factors, or have persistent, severe, or relapsing signs. Local disease is often the cause of death or euthanasia; local control is challenging owing to tumor size and location. Systemic therapy is the mainstay of treatment. Prognosis is generally guarded, but therapy can result in improvement in clinical signs and quality of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)807-824
Number of pages18
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015

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