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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Sep 01, 2006
A 7-year-old 11-lb (5-kg) neutered male domestic longhaired cat was presented to its regular veterinarian for vaccinations and a wellness examination.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2006
Oral tumors are the fourth most common cancer in dogs and represent 6 percent of all canine cancers. The most common malignant tumors in dogs are melanoma, fibrosarcoma, SCC and osteosarcoma. Benign tumors include the epulides (ossifying, fibromatous and acanthomatous) and other odontogenic tumors. In cats, oral tumors make up 3 percent of all feline cancers. SCC is the most common malignant tumor followed by fibrosarcoma. Benign oral tumors are much less common in cats.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jun 01, 2006
Cancer remains one of the most common serious ailments of aging pets. However, better diagnostic capabilities and improved therapeutic options now often translate into enhanced quality of life and longer survival.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jun 01, 2006
Transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder is by far the most common neoplasm of the urinary system in dogs.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jun 01, 2006
Metastatic, disseminated, and locally infiltrative cancers, including metastatic carcinoma, melanoma, lymphoma, hemangiosarcoma, and histiocytic sarcoma, can often affect the hepatic parenchyma.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 01, 2006
Soft-tissue sarcomas (STS) are common for a practitioner to see as they compromise up to 15 percent of all skin tumors in dogs. The terms spindle-cell tumors and mesenchymal tumors have also been used to describe these tumors. STS are considered to be a family of tumors given that they are all derived from connective tissues and have a similar biologic behavior regardless of the histologic type (see Table 1). Histiocytic sarcomas, oral sarcomas, hemangiosarcoma and synovial cell sarcoma are generally not included given that these tumors have a different biologic behavior.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: May 01, 2006
In this retrospective study from a university teaching hospital, five dogs with progressive, unilateral forelimb lameness and neurologic deficits having undergone ultrasonographic evaluation of the brachial plexus region were described.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Oct 01, 2005
The eyes are often a site of primary or metastatic neoplasia.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Sep 01, 2005
In this retrospective study from the Animal Medical Center in New York City, the medical records of 18 cats with feline cutaneous hemangiosarcoma were reviewed, and the cats' clinical features and responses to surgery were described.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: May 01, 2005
Recent publications, ongoing prospective studies, and better knowledge of the available therapeutic options should provide the necessary framework for appropriate pain management in cancer-bearing pets.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: May 01, 2005
Pain negatively affects quality of life as well as many important physiological functions, so controlling it in all patients should be a top priority.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2005
Because you will likely encounter canine cutaneous mast cell tumors in your practice, this review article focuses on summarizing the therapeutic options available for treating canine mast cell tumors. With a better understanding of available treatment regimens, you will be able to educate and guide pet owners regarding the treatment options that may best suit their dogs.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2005
Of the various ailments affecting geriatric dogs and cats, cancer remains one of the most devastating disease processes.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2005
Although amputation has traditionally been used to palliatively manage affected dogs, treatment modalities including limb salvage, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy are evolving. This overview of emerging therapies will help you educate owners about treatment options for dogs with appendicular osteosarcoma.