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Astute Observation and Early Detection Keys to Success in Treatment of Thyroid Tumor

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

You suddenly feel a dreaded “lump”under your dog’s furry coat.You panic –the naturalresponse when something scary happens with your faithful companion. For Nikki Licht, a veterinary resident in Emergency and Critical Medicine at Cummings School, she knew more than many pet owners. Havinginitially playedout the worst possible scenariosabout Pippa’s fate, she now realizes it was herexperience, astute observation, and early detection,combined withthe expert care provided by the Oncology Service,that would allcontribute to this story’s happy ending.

Feeding pets with cancer

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Many pet owners change their pets diets after a diagnosis of cancer. But which changes are likely to be effective versus which ones may cause more harm than good?

Chemo and Furry Coats

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Studies of dogs that lose their hair from cancer treatments could benefit humans, too While it’s rare for dogs undergoing chemotherapy to lose their hair, when they do, some owners will stop treatment for their… Read More

Spotting Elusive Cancers

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Sharper imaging would promote earlier diagnosis of malignancies A common chemical element embedded in a tiny bubble of fat has the potential to advance cancer imaging. In a study of pet dogs that were biopsied… Read More

Spotting Cancer

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Sharper imaging would promote earlier diagnosis of malignancies

Contrast agent liver image