Blood tests can sometimes detect elevated levels of enzymes that may be indicative of a possible tumor. Urine analysis
may find blood or other molecules that may suggest possible presence of cancer in organs directly in contact with urine
such as the bladder. It is generally recommended that middle-aged and older pets undergo urinalysis and biochemical
panel testing at least once a year as part of preventive medical care to increase the likelihood of detecting cancer at its
earliest and most curable stage. While blood and urine tests can be valuable diagnostic tools, abnormal lab results are
not a sure sign of cancer and veterinarians cannot rely on lab tests alone to diagnose cancer.
Blood and urine tests
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Blood and urine tests