cancer

After Cancer Remission, Using Chemotherapy to Prevent Recurrence

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Now that Cardiff has fully healed from the surgeries to remove his small intestinal tumor and nine skin masses, it’s time to pursue the plan for chemotherapy. This is not the first time Cardiff has undergone chemotherapy, as his first course involved seven months of University of Wisconson-Madison Canine Lymphoma Protocol (aka CHOP), ending in July 2014. […]

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Microscopic vs Macroscopic Disease — What is the Difference?

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This article is originally found on PetMD as Microscopic vs Macroscopic Disease — What is the Difference?  Now that the Cardiff has recovered from two surgeries to remove an intestinal tumor and multiple skin masses, it’s time move onto the topic of treating cancer that could still be lurking in his body.   Surgery to […]

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What Makes One Skin Mass Cancerous and Another Non-Cancerous?

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When an owner thinks of a mass, regardless of the location on the body, cancer should always come to mind. Yet, not all masses that grow inside or on surface of the body are actually cancerous.   I’m well aware of such varying results in my patients, but the reality of being faced with my […]

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What We Do When There Are Tumors On the Inside and On the Outside

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Before Cardiff became sick with his cancer reoccurrence, a plan to address several superficial skin masses that had gradually developed on the surface of Cardiff’s skin was in the works.   Despite the fact that his teeth appeared quite clean from my nightly brushing endeavors, my plan was to anesthetize him for a dental cleaning […]

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What Are the Signs of Cancer Reoccurence in a Dog, and How is it Confirmed?

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Although I strongly suspected Cardiff was having a recurrence of cancer (When Cancer That Was Successfully Treated Reoccurs in a Dog), I still had to take the appropriate diagnostic steps to rule out other disease.   Although he has a history of T-Cell Lymphoma manifesting as a tumor on a loop of small intestine, the […]

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