Posts Tagged: cancer in pets
Veterinary medicine has come a long way in recent years, and that includes the area of pet cancer treatment. There are many options available to pet owners for treating and managing cancer in pets. These options make it to plan ahead and to choose the best course of action for your beloved companion.
Preparing For Pet Cancer Treatment
In planning a pet’s cancer therapy, we utilize different approaches based on the type of cancer and how far it has progressed. Pets can receive many of the same types of cancer treatments as humans, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, immunotherapy, molecular targeted therapy and additional emerging therapies.
“We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.” Maya Angelou was no doubt wiser than your average Joe, but this insightful quote has reaches far beyond what she likely ever intended. We cross this realization all the time in the field of cancer research as we are reminded that humans and animals are not really all that different.
Cancers in pets and people have many similarities. The more we experience in our work at Veterinary Oncology Services and Research Center, the more we come to appreciate the parallels.
Treating Cancer in Pets and People
The foundations of cancer treatment in many circumstances are the same no matter the species. Cancers in pets and people are often similar or even the exact same types and respond best to multimodal therapy.