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Oncology

The anguish at the discovery of this disease in the pet is usually shared by both the owner and the veterinarian. We feel that we are facing a mysterious enemy.

Until a few decades ago, neoclassic transformation was a poorly understood process, hence limiting the available resources to overcome the situation.

 

These are some of the treatments used in early stages in feline and canine:

•   Surgery: The best curative option for early stages


•   Hyperthermia: There not many published papers on this method in veterinary. Nevertheless, it could be used for some cancer variants

 

•   Immunotherapy:  There not many published papers on this method in veterinary. Nevertheless, it could be used for some cancer variants


 


Advanced stages treatments:

•   Chemotherapy: Usually, it is complementary with surgery. There are many protocols available, which depend on cancer variant and patient's clinical condition.
 

•   Radiotherapy: Usually, it is complementary with surgery. It is generally used for aggressive tumors, and it may be also combined with chemotherapy.
 

In advanced stages, many traditional therapies are useless or have little effect. Therefore, in some cases and with explicit consent of the owner, an experimental method could be used, generally complementary with standard treatment. 


These therapies are under rigorous regulations, and must be approved by some ethics committee from the Veterinary Faculty.

Antitumoral effects are not guaranteed, but it is fundamental that these experimental procedures do not affect animal's life quality that already suffer from an oncologic disease.



Clinica Veterinaria del Sur has qualified professionals for an exact disease and stage diagnosis. After this is done, treatment is chosen and explained to the owner, which may include, combined or not, surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy or experimental methods.



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