Animal Care Clinic Tips

Nov 23, 2009 5:49 PM by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

Cancer

This month Dr. Greenberg will be focusing on cancer in pets. The dog you see here is Hannah, who has been in remission from lymphoma for 4 months.

Golden Retrievers have a high tendency towards lymphoma, but any dog or cat can get the disease.

Lymphoma is a cancer of lymph cells that are found in lymph nodes, intestinal lining, lung tissue and almost every other tissue in the body. That means the disease can develop anywhere. Luckily it is one of our most chemo-sensitive cancers.

Most of our lymphoma patients who undergo full chemotherapy protocols live 1-2 years in comfort without nausea or pain.

Surgery and radiation are rarely helpful for most canine and feline cases of lymphoma.

The doctors at Animal Care Clinic work closely with veterinary oncology specialists to be able to provide the best care for your pets.

Come into the clinic for a visit. We are open M-F 7:30-6, Sat 9-3 and Mondays until 8pm.

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