Category: Pet Cancer Treatment

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New CT Scanner Provides Unparalleled Diagnostic Imaging

Thanks to a generous gift from Jeff Neu, the Flint Animal Cancer Center and the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, have a new, state-of-the-art Seimens Somaton Force CT scanner. It is the first of its kind in all of Colorado, human or veterinary medicine, and the first in a veterinary hospital west of the […]

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Pet Cancer Treatment

BONE CANCER IN DOGS

Bone cancer is a common cancer in dogs, especially in large and giant breeds. Approximately 85 percent of canine bone tumors are osteosarcomas (osteo = bone, sarcoma = cancer). Osteosarcomas are highly aggressive tumors, characterized by painful bone destruction where the tumor grows. Osteosarcoma commonly affects the limbs of dogs but can also occur in […]

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Pet Cancer Treatment

In Memory of Lily, Six-Year Feline Lymphoma Survivor

Guest Post Written by Wendy Kruger Lily was one of those “too good to be true” cats. Adopted in 2001 as a kitten, she was a birthday present for my six-year-old daughter, Anna. A child’s pet has to be patient, and Lily was. She was sweet and submissive – always one to please. She would […]

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One Cure Clinical Trials

Duke and Family Celebrate Two Years After Canine Osteosarcoma Diagnosis

Update At his February 26 recheck appointment, Duke and his family received some great news:  His latest round of follow up X-rays showed “no evidence of pulmonary metastasis.” For a cancer that spreads to the lungs in 80% of cases, the results were a huge relief. “I’m so anxious before each recheck,” said Heidi, Duke’s human mom. […]

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Pet Cancer Treatment

Hemangiosarcoma in Dogs

Hemangiosarcomas are malignant tumors derived from the cells lining blood vessels (hem = blood, angio = vessel, sarcoma = tumor).  Hemangiosarcoma is a common cancer in dogs accounting for approximately 5% of cases. Since blood vessels run throughout the body, hemangiosarcomas can develop anywhere. However, the most common sites are the skin, spleen, liver, and […]

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Pet Cancer Treatment

Sherpa Overcomes Canine Osteosarcoma to Climb Mountains Once Again

Often, the first thing people notice about Sherpa is her heart-shaped nose, an advertisement for her friendly nature. After a joyful and sometimes slobbery greeting, they realize she has three legs. The 8-year-old Saint Bernard was born with a cleft lip and palate, and the reconstructive surgery soon after birth resulted in her unique muzzle. […]

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Pet Cancer Treatment

Argus Institute Offers Emotional Support For Families Of Veterinary Cancer Patients.

The Argus Institute is a unique service within the James L Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University.  The mission of Argus is to honor the human-animal bond by providing compassionate support and advocacy for people who care for animals.  Currently, the Argus Institute staffs two full-time counselors, a program director, and an administrative […]

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Pet Cancer Treatment

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy For Dogs With Bone Cancer

Osteosarcoma is the most common primary bone tumor in dogs. Large and giant breeds have the highest risk. Osteosarcoma is reportedly estimated to occur in more than 10,000 dogs each year in the U.S. Most commonly, osteosarcoma occurs on the limbs but can also occur in other parts of the skeleton. While amputation is the […]

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One Cure Clinical Trials

Yogi Beats Canine Lymphoma With The Help Of A One Cure Clinical Trial

The runt of his litter, Yogi, has never let his size determine his destiny. “He doesn’t know he’s only 12 pounds,” said Yogi’s owner, Sharon. “There isn’t a dog or a person he won’t talk to; he’s just so friendly.” Yogi, the happiest Yorkshire terrier you’ll ever meet, joined his forever family, including mom, Sharon, […]

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Pet Cancer Treatment

Pet Cancer Treatment Options: Chemotherapy

Cancer is often unpredictable, and as a result, may require a variety of treatment modalities. As with people, surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy are commonly used alone or in combination with other treatments to control cancer in pets. Chemotherapy may be used to treat cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, to treat cancer that cannot […]

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Pet Cancer Treatment

Common Cancers In Cats

One in five cats will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. Just like with people, some cancers are more common than others. Fortunately, with treatment, many cats can continue to live quality lives after a cancer diagnosis. Regardless of the cancer type, palliative treatments and pain management are always options to help prolong the […]