Say What? Navigating Pet Cancer Terminology

pet cancerLike 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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The Ins and Outs of Cancer in Pets

dog ill or sleepingPets are living longer and better lives than ever before thanks to increased knowledge, care standards, and awareness in veterinary medicine. The longer our pets live, however, the more likely they are to be affected by cancer.

Thankfully, Veterinary Oncology Services and Research Center is here to work with you as part of a well-tuned team to help your pet should he or she ever be diagnosed with cancer. Learn what informed pet owners need to know about cancer in pets. Continue…