Getting to the final diagnosis is easy. Bloodwork, chest radiographs, abdominal ultrasounds, needle sampling, and other more specific tests are typically performed to determine the type of cancer and degree of spread throughout the body. This workup provides a clearer understanding of the chemoradiotherapy needed and ultimately how much time is left. It can be […]
Cancer Sucks–but Oncology Rocks!
I am currently on the second week of my oncology rotation, and this has been one of my favorite rotations so far. I know you might be thinking, how can such a terrible disease bring on such feelings? Well, let me tell you. Oncology patients happen to be some of the sweetest patients I have […]
Radiation Therapy for Pets
The oncology field in veterinary medicine is growing and research contributes to discovering new treatments. The research done on animals can also relate to humans, especially in children. Dogs and children both spontaneously acquire numerous types of cancers with notable similarities. In this One Health aspect, we can use our veterinary patient models to hopefully […]