Tag: Radiation Therapy

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Pet Cancer Treatment

Elbee celebrates five years cancer-free with the help of a novel treatment.

Five years cancer-free. It’s a milestone for all cancer patients, but especially for our canine friends. While survival rates vary based on many factors, including the type of cancer and treatment, considering a dog’s lifespan, five years is cause for celebration. Last month, Flint Animal Cancer Center patient, Elbee, a sweet, shy border collie, celebrated […]

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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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Pet Cancer Treatment

Pet Cancer Treatment Options: Radiation

Radiation therapy is a common treatment modality for pet cancer. It uses ionizing radiation to damage the DNA in tumor cells, resulting in tumor cell death. Radiation therapy, like surgery, can offer local control of solid tumors such as carcinomas and sarcomas. Radiation therapy can also be used to provide relief of pain or improve […]