Oncology (cancer diagnosis and treatment) is a busy service at Potton Vets. The most important part of managing any form of cancer is early diagnosis. We routinely take samples of skin masses in the consulting room, which is often all that is needed to provide us with enough information to predict a probable outcome and treatment plan.
We are also able to perform further diagnostics, which gives us critical information in formulating a treatment plan (ultrasound, x-rays, blood testing and biopsies are most commonly used).
We can then treat cancers or lumps and bumps appropriately. This usually involves surgery or chemotherapy (medical treatment).