Say What? Navigating Pet Cancer Terminology

Like any field of study or profession, cancer in pets comes with its own set of jargon that might be intimidating to an outside party. Our specialty – oncology – involves the study and treatment of cancer. At Veterinary Oncology Services and Research Center we live in this world day to day, so sometimes we forget that not everyone else does, or know what all the jargon means.

When your pet has cancer, it can be overwhelming enough without having to learn a whole new vocabulary. However, understanding some basic pet cancer terminology can be extremely helpful for pet owners as we navigate this diagnosis as a team.

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Dr. “No!” – The Dangers of Using “Dr. Google”

dr. googleWhere would we be without the internet and Dr. Google? The days of researching topics and interests at the library have passed.  Nowadays, if we want to research a topic, we “Google it” and whatever the topic is we want to know then at our fingertips.

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