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.


The Importance Of Planning: Pet Cancer Treatment Scheduling

pet cancer treatmentVeterinary 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.