Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Big K

Me: "Mr Brown, I'm very sorry to have to give you this news, but I suspect that your dog has a type of cancer called hemangiosarcoma. I would suggest chest xrays to check for metastatic cancer to the lungs and extensive bloodwork to evaluate the function of the kidneys, liver, bone marrow, and blood elements. Surgery would be the next step, but we need to stage Fluffy carefully before we make that decision."

Mr Brown: "Can't we just do the cancer test and skip all the other stuff?"

Me: Speechless.


Nicki said...

It's amazing how many people think there is a cancer test. Check out my posts "The Unusual" and "The Unusual Part 2" for more good stories.

Tayaki said...

cancer test? crazy.