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Articles by Timothy M. Fan, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (internal medicine, oncology)

An update on diagnosing and treating urinary bladder transitional cell carcinoma in dogs

These tumors in dogs are difficult to completely resect, so the prognosis for long-term survival is guarded. But new avenues of treatment are being discovered, and treatment protocols already in place can extend and enhance dogs' lives.
Jun 1, 2006

Transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder is by far the most common neoplasm of the urinary system in dogs.

Primary hepatic and biliary tract tumors in dogs and cats: An overview

Since many of the clinical signs of hepatobiliary tumors are nonspecific, these tumors may be advanced at diagnosis. However, using the correct diagnostic tools, including cytology, tissue biopsy, and abdominal imaging, may lead to an earlier diagnosis and a better outcome.
Jun 1, 2006

Metastatic, disseminated, and locally infiltrative cancers, including metastatic carcinoma, melanoma, lymphoma, hemangiosarcoma, and histiocytic sarcoma, can often affect the hepatic parenchyma.

Malignant mammary tumors: Biologic behavior, prognostic factors, and therapeutic approach in cats

Most mammary tumors in cats are malignant, and metastasis is common. The prognosis depends on how far the cancer has spread and the tumor's biologic behavior, among other things. Find out how to improve the outcome in these critically ill cats.
Jun 1, 2006

Mammary tumors are the third most common feline cancer, 1-3 accounting for 10.3% to 12% of all diagnosed tumors.

Understanding and recognizing cancer pain in dogs and cats

They may not speak, but our patients with cancer can still tell us they're in pain. Are we getting the message? With careful observation and good client communication, we can identify pain. And with an awareness of the cancers and procedures known to cause pain, we can offer preemptive pain control.
May 1, 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.

Treating cancer pain in dogs and cats

No matter the type of cancer, pain is common at various stages, causing not only suffering but also other adverse physiological effects. Make sure you're aware of and are using the best management options—from surgery to radiation to drugs.
May 1, 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.

Symposium on oncology: Introduction

Apr 1, 2005

Of the various ailments affecting geriatric dogs and cats, cancer remains one of the most devastating disease processes.

Treatment options for canine cutaneous mast cell tumors

You'll likely encounter patients with these neoplasms in your practice. Luckily, many treatment options are available, such as surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy—and new treatments are on the horizon.
Apr 1, 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.

Treating lymphoma in dogs and cats

Systemic chemotherapy with multiple drugs continues to be the cornerstone of treatment for lymphoma, but some alternatives show promise, especially for specific types of lymphoma.
Apr 1, 2005

Lymphoma is the most common hematopoietic neoplasm affecting both dogs and cats and results from the malignant transformation of lymphocytes.

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