• I just received results from cytology that my dog has a mast cell tumor with "very low mitotic facotrs" and they reccomend removal. Is this deadly? Does she need chemotherapy?

    Hi Kathleen,
    I recommend that you call and talk to your local veterinarian about this question. The seriousness of a mast cell tumor will depend on a few different things including the size of the mass, where it is located, the mitotic index, if it has migrated to other parts of the body, and your pet’s overall health. Your vet knows your pet and her medical history and they can give you the best advice on the prognosis and the treatment that will be best for her.

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