Cancer: What Next?
MY PET HAS CANCER – WHAT DO I DO NEXT?
Learn about the cancer from sites like ours and other resources. The more you know, the better you and your family will be able to make informed decisions about your pet’s care with your veterinarian, veterinary oncologist and other members of your pet’s medical team.
Treatment Options: Your veterinarian or veterinary oncologist will provide you with treatment options.
Common treatments for cancer in pets and people include:
- Surgery (removal of cancerous tissue)
- Immunotherapy (using the body’s own immune system to fight the cancer)
Other treatments include:
- Hyperthermia (heating)
- Cryosurgery (freezing)
- Cancer vaccines
- Alternative cancer treatments
- And variations and adjunct therapies tied to chemotherapy, radiation and surgery
No Treatment. Sometimes, not treating your pet will be a choice as well. Therapy can be expensive and can require a commitment to make frequent trips to the veterinary hospital and for you to administer medicine to your pet. Treatment is not always appropriate for every pet or family.