Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Patient highlight- Jade!!!

 This is Jade. Jade is a sweet girl who unfortunately had a tumor in her left tibia. The type of tumor she had is known as osteosarcoma.

Osteosarcoma is a primary tumor of bone meaning, that the tumor arises from the cells that make up bone. Bone cancer is not that common in cats however,  of the tumors of bone found in cats, osteosarcoma is the most common type.

Poor Ms. Jade had a tumor that affected the leg so much that the bone broke.  The treatment was, amputation of the leg. The prognosis often depends upon species (dogs often have a different prognosis than cats) and how aggressive the tumor is.

Jade had an amputation with one of the board certified surgeons at VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital, Dr. Briana Danielson.

Jade did very well with her surgery and while it did take a little while for her to figure out how to get around on three legs, she's doing great now and feels good!

We are hopeful that she will continue to do well and live a very long life. We are so happy for Jade and her family.

It's she so cute rolling on her back to show us her belly. What a beautiful girl she is!

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