May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month.
Cancer appears to be increasingly common in pets, most likely because our animal companions are simply living longer. The most important point to realize, however, is that just as in people, many forms of cancer can be effectively treated, managed and even cured.
Early detection and specialized care are leading to increased survival and cure rates in almost all the types of cancers that afflict pets.
From surgery to chemotherapy to radiation therapy, veterinary cancer specialists can offer your pet the very latest diagnostic and treatment options and the best chance of survival. With optimal treatment, cancer in many cases simply becomes another manageable chronic disease.
A veterinary oncologist can help your pet by developing treatment plans that incorporate one or all of the following options:
If you have questions, contact your pet’s primary care veterinarian or call VCA SFVS at (415) 401-9200.