July 2014
Peer Reviewed

Part 1 of this 2-part series on canine osteosarcoma provides a general overview, history, and diagnosis of the disease. Part 2 will describe treatment and follow-up protocols.



  • However, surgery and chemotherapy can typically extend the patient’s life longer than conservative (symptomatic) management.

Figure 1. Femur with osteosarcoma on sagittal section. The distal femur (left) has been largely replaced by the tumor.

Related Article: Commonly Used Chemotherapy Drugs - Part 1

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