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Dr Ken Wyatt BSc BVMS FANZCVS, Registered
Specialist in Veterinary Oncology, Perth Veterinary Oncology
Biological behaviour – The term used which describes the way the tumour is actually seen to behave. This may differ from the behaviour that is expected, based on the pathology result.
Needle Core Biopsy-
Excisional biopsy – Removal of the entire visible portion of the tumour
Fine Needle Aspirate-
Grading – estimating how aggressive the tumour is
Incisional biopsy – Removal of a small area of the tumour, usually to get a diagnosis
Leukocytes – White blood cells that form in the bone marrow as part of the immune system
Mitotic index -
Oncologist – A cancer specialist. There are medical oncologists, surgical oncologists and radiation oncologists.
Primary Site -
Systemic – Affecting the whole body or multiple organs
Visceral – Internal organs of the body
Wide local excision -