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Cancer Therapy

Cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs over the age of 10. Although cancer is less common in cats than dogs, cats tend to be diagnosed with more aggressive forms. No one wants to be faced with a cancer diagnosis for their pet. If you find yourself faced with that reality, we are here to empower you, by educating you on all of your options and providing the best care possible.

Bend canine cancer care
Bend canine cancer care
WE CAN BEAT THIS

Cancer Therapy

Cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs over the age of 10. Although cancer is less common in cats than dogs, cats tend to be diagnosed with more aggressive forms. No one wants to be faced with a cancer diagnosis for their pet. If you find yourself faced with that reality, we are here to empower you, by educating you on all of your options and providing the best care possible.

Mass or Tumor Removal

Mass removals can be a very straightforward procedure, but they can also be very complex. The location, size, and nature of the mass determine the complexity of the procedure and the overall outcome. For example, a golf ball-sized fatty tumor located just under the surface of the skin on a dog’s abdomen would typically be much easier to remove than a friable, walnut-sized mass interwoven around an internal organ that sits right next to a major blood vessel. For more complex cases, CT scanning allows us to more critically evaluate the extent of the mass and create an appropriate surgical plan.

Chemotherapy

Most treatment options for cancers aim to extend the life of your pet and make them as comfortable as possible, rather than cure the cancer. We offer chemotherapy treatments tailored specifically to your pet’s needs. Our internal medicine department may team up with the surgical department if surgery is an appropriate treatment for your pet’s cancer. We can also refer you for radiation treatment if you wish to pursue that route. Whatever treatment options you choose, we want you to feel supported and empowered to make the best decision for you and your pet.

“Lulu is in remission thanks to Dr. Vaughan. The staff at VRC is friendly, fun, and responsive. The facility is lovely!”

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