Cancer patients are common in small animal practice and many clients expect high standards of care for their pets. Staging to assess the extent of disease is an important aspect of the diagnostic work-up of cancer patients as it can significantly influence treatment recommendations and prognosis. The staging process varies depending the cancer type, and this session will provide you with up-to-date knowledge and practical tips on how to stage your cancer patients in order to provide a more personalised treatment plan and more accurate prognosis for each individual. The session will cover the routes and mechanisms of metastasis, why staging is so important, different methods of staging, the concept and importance of sentinel lymph nodes, and staging considerations for common cancer types. You should come away feeling more confident with your staging approach to different common cancers.
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Fri, Oct 8, 2021 · 4:15 PM
London (GMT 1:00)
Understand the key biologic processes involved with tumour metastasis
Know the different methods of staging cancer patients
Understand the concept and importance of sentinel lymph nodes
Recognise the different staging approaches for common cancer types including lymphoma and mast cell tumours