Oncology

Strategies for Managing Cancer Pain in Dogs and Cats – Part 2: Definitive and Palliative Management of Cancer Pain

Nicholas Rancilio, DVM, Diplomate ACVR (Radiation Oncology); Jeff Ko, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVAA; and Christopher M. Fulkerson, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology) Purdue University Welcome to Elements of Oncology—a column that addresses the many components of diagnosing, managing, treating, and monitoring veterinary cancer patients. This new column begins with a series of two articles that …

Common Neoplastic Skin Lesions in Dogs & Cats: Cytologic Diagnosis & Treatment Options

Laura D. Garrett, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology) University of Illinois Cytology, the microscopic examination of tissue samples spread onto slides, is a powerful tool for evaluation of skin lesions in small animal patients.1 In many cases, cytology can provide a definitive diagnosis for cutaneous masses. In others, sample evaluation can rule out some differential diagnoses …

Elements of Oncology:Strategies for Managing Cancer Pain in Dogs & CatsPart1: Pathophysiology & Assessment of Cancer Pain

Nicholas Rancilio, DVM, Diplomate ACVR (Radiation Oncology); Jean Poulson, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVR (Radiation Oncology); and Jeff Ko, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVAA Purdue University Welcome to Elements of Oncology—a column that will address the many components of diagnosing, managing, treating, and monitoring veterinary cancer patients. This column begins with a series of two articles that …

In-Clinic Form: Step by Step
Feeding the Pet with Cancer

Korinn E. Saker, MS, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVN North Carolina State University ~Read Practical Approaches to Feeding the Cancer Patient for further information on feeding dogs and cats with cancer. Visit tvpjournal.com/resources.asp#resources for the table, Feeding Guidelines Based on Nutritional Status for Dogs & Cats with Cancer, which provides detailed information on: Clinical assessment (Step …

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Fundamentals Of Surgical Oncology In Small Animals

Michael J. Orencole & Ryan Butler, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS (Small Animal) Cancer is one of the major causes of morbidity in veterinary patients, and surgical removal of tumors one of the most common surgical procedures performed by veterinarians. This article covers tumor evaluation and biopsy, grading and staging, and surgical approach. Cancer is one …

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Lymphoma in Ferrets: A Diagnostic Challenge

Natalie Antinoff, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Avian Practice) Ferret lymphosarcoma can occur anywhere in the body and clinical presentation and diagnostic results may vary, leading to incorrect diagnosis. A detailed review of the diagnostic approach to this common ferret disease is presented as well as the current challenges with regard to staging and grading for treatment …

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Feline Injection-Site Sarcoma

Richard B. Ford, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM & ACVPM (Hon) Feline injection-site sarcoma, or FISS, is a controversial topic; however, Dr. Richard Ford presents a comprehensive overview of the history, literature, and current issues associated with FISS. In addition, two very interesting questions are answered: What do we still need to learn about FISS and …

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Lymphoma in Dogs & Cats: What’s the Latest?

  Erika L. Krick, VMD, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology) Lymphoma is the most common hematopoetic tumor in dogs and cats. New information has recently come to light that expands our knowledge regarding how to diagnose and manage this disease. The Latest in Lymphoma: Overview Diagnostic Tests PARR (PCR for Antigen Receptor Rearrangement): Using cytologic or histopathologic …

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