September 4, 2009, Newsletter Issue #33: Cancer Treatments for Pets

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You know people get chemo when they have cancer. Do pets get the same treatment or do they get something completely different? Cancer treatments for pets and people have many similarities.

Of course, every case is different, but most vets start any cancer treatment procedure by making sure the pet actually does have cancer. In cases where there is an obvious tumor, the vet may do a biopsy. If no growths are visible, the vet will attempt to locate any cancerous growths with a CAT scan or MRI.

If the cancer is in one spot, the next step the vet will take is removing the cancerous mass. For example, a vet will spay a dog with uterine cancer. If the cancer has spread through the body, the vet will talk with the owner about whether to proceed with treatment, which can vary from radiotherapy to Prednisone.

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