Cancer, just as in humans, is becoming more prevalent in dogs and cats. And, just as in humans, many different types of cancer carrying various prognoses can inflict our pets. It is the job of a veterinary oncologist and their team to diagnose, stage, provide treatment plans, and then implement those plans for the specific cancer afflicting the dog or cat.

Here is a list of common cancers affecting dogs and cats:

  • Lymphoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Mast cell tumour
  • Hemangiosarcoma
  • Histiocytic sarcoma
  • Anal sac adenocarcinoma
  • Mammary gland tumour
  • Nasal tumour
  • Oral tumour
  • Feline injection site sarcoma

More and more treatment options for cancer in dogs and cats are becoming available. The goal of treatment is to provide good quality of life to the patient while prolonging survival, and in some instances even providing a cure. Treatment options provided by the TVRH oncology service include:

Local therapy:

  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy (referral)

Systemic therapy:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Molecular therapy

Palliative therapy:

  • Medical

The TVEH oncology service is comprised of multiple board-certified (ACVIM) veterinary oncology specialists, specialty veterinary technicians, and animal care attendants devoted to the care of oncology patients.

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