TOPIC: Patient Care
Tripawds Amputation

What to Expect When Your Pet Loses a Leg to Cancer

Renee Agredano, | September 27, 2018

  Amputation. It’s the last thing we ever expect our veterinarian to recommend for our dog or cat. When they do, fear, guilt and endless questions fill our heads: How will he get around? Will she be happy? Am I being selfish for considering it? Agreeing to the procedure and caring for a three-legged animal...

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Pet Loss

Helping Children through Pet Loss

Erin Allen, MSSW, LSW | April 25, 2019

The death of a family pet is often a child’s first experience with death and loss. As a result, it is an important time for adults to help children express grief in emotionally healthy ways.

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Veterinary Radiation Oncology

3-D Printed Bolus: Setting a new standard in radiation oncology

Staff Writer | May 29, 2019

Over the last year, Flint Animal Cancer Center's medical physicist, Dr. Del Leary, has worked with radiation oncologists to develop 3-D-printed molds, known as boluses, that contour to patient bodies to improve radiation dose delivery to tumors.

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Canine Lymphoma

Lymphoma In Dogs

Staff Writer | November 06, 2019

Canine lymphoma is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in dogs today, accounting for up to 24% of all new canine cancers. Lymphoma is very sensitive to chemotherapy, and up to 95% of dogs treated will go into remission when the most effective treatment protocols are used.

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Radiation Therapy

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Dogs with Bone Cancer

Dr. Tiffany Martin, Radiation Oncologist, Flint Animal Cancer Center | December 05, 2019

Osteosarcoma is the most common primary bone tumor in dogs. Large and giant breeds have the highest risk. While amputation is the most frequently used treatment option for limbs, many dogs may not be ideal candidates for this type of surgery. Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) combined with chemotherapy is a definitive-intent treatment option for some dogs with bone cancer.

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