Cancer

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How to Treat Your Cat After Surgery

Having a cat is a huge responsibility since this little creature entirely depends on you. Our pets need more than just a plate of food or cuddling. Kitties get sick, and sometimes a surgical procedure is only one option. According to statistics in Petsho, the most common surgeries in 2018 are tooth extraction, benign skin […]

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Magic Bullet Fund helps South Plymouth couple treat dog with cancer

Magic Bullet Fund helps South Plymouth couple treat dog with cancer Within the week, the 9-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi was diagnosed with lymphoma and given only weeks to live without treatment. But the couple could not imagine life without their dog. They rescued Sadie when she was 6, a year before the birth of their […]

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Magic Bullet Fund helps South Plymouth couple treat dog with cancer

Magic Bullet Fund helps South Plymouth couple treat dog with cancer Within the week, the 9-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi was diagnosed with lymphoma and given only weeks to live without treatment. But the couple could not imagine life without their dog. They rescued Sadie when she was 6, a year before the birth of their […]

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Bark for Life, against cancer – Santa Clarita Valley Signal – Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Bark for Life, against cancer – Santa Clarita Valley Signal – Santa Clarita Valley Signal Bark for Life, against cancer – Santa Clarita Valley SignalSanta Clarita Valley SignalDozens turn out with their dogs to raise money to fight cancer at the American Cancer Society's Annual Bark For Life event on Saturday. By Austin Westfall -. […]

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Gene signatures predict doxorubicin response in canine osteosarcoma

There are two chemotherapies commonly used to treat bone cancer in dogs: doxorubicin and carboplatin. Some dogs respond better to one drug than to the other. But until now, the choice has been left largely to chance. New work by University of Colorado Cancer Center members at Colorado State University Flint Animal Cancer Center presented […]

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Old cancer drug could have new use in fighting cancer

A drug used for decades to treat leukemia may have other uses in the fight against cancer, researchers at the University of Missouri have found. Previously, doctors used 6-Thioguanine, or 6-TG, as a chemotherapy treatment to kill cancer cells in patients with leukemia. In recent years, many doctors have shelved 6-TG in exchange for newer […]

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Possible biological trigger for canine bone cancer found

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) have identified the biological mechanism that may give some cancer cells the ability to form tumors in dogs. The recent study uncovered an association between the increased expression of a particular gene in tumor cells and more aggressive behavior in a form of canine […]

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Scent-trained dog detects thyroid cancer in human urine samples

A trained scent dog accurately identified whether patients’ urine samples had thyroid cancer or were benign (noncancerous) 88.2 percent of the time, according to a new study, to- be presented Friday at the Endocrine Society’s 97th annual meeting in San Diego. “Current diagnostic procedures for thyroid cancer often yield uncertain results, leading to recurrent medical […]

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Clinical trial shows benefits of animal-assisted therapy in adult cancer patients undergoing complex cancer treatment with chemotherapy, radiation therapy

Therapy dogs may improve the emotional well-being of some cancer patients, according to results of a clinical study, the first to document the benefits of animal-assisted therapy in adult cancer patients. The research was made available this week in the Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology. The study, conducted by researchers at Mount Sinai Beth […]

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Cancer Prevalent in Pets but Treatable, Says Veterinarian

About 50 percent of dogs and 33 percent of cats age 10 years and older will develop cancer. Although it is very prevalent in these animals, a Kansas State University veterinarian says depending upon the type of cancer, it may be very treatable and doesn’t have to be a life-limiting disease. Mary Lynn Higginbotham, assistant […]

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