Top 5 tips for treating and beating lymphoma in dogs!

Lymphoma is a blood-borne cancer of lymphocytes, which are a specific type of white blood cell. It is the most common cancer diagnosed in dogs. There are several forms of lymphoma in dogs, the most common being high-grade lymphoblastic B-cell lymphoma, which closely resembles non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in people. Lymphoma is one of the most treatable … Continue reading Top 5 tips for treating and beating lymphoma in dogs!

Rescue me!

Lymphoma is a frequently diagnosed cancer in dogs. It is a cancer of lymphocytes, which are a type of white blood cell normally tasked with fighting infections. There are many different forms of lymphoma in dogs, with the most common type (multicentric lymphoma) bearing close resemblance to Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in people. The recommended treatment plan … Continue reading Rescue me!

What’s new for treating lymphoma in dogs?

Lymphoma is the most common cancer diagnosed in dogs and cats. It’s also an extremely common cancer in humans. This represents a unique opportunity where people can potentially benefit from treatment options developed for pets, and vice versa. In people, lymphoma is usually classified as Hodgkin-like (HL) or Non-Hodgkin-like (NHL), with NHL being the most … Continue reading What’s new for treating lymphoma in dogs?

A new treatment for pets with cancer? Read here to find out more!

A few months ago I wrote an article describing a developing monoclonal antibody treatment option for treating B-cell lymphoma in dogs: (http://www.petmd.com/blogs/thedailyvet/jintile/2013/oct/new-treatment-for-dog-cancer-lymphoma-30979). Monoclonal antibody therapy represents a promising option for veterinary patients with a variety of tumors. This type of treatment capitalizes on the animal’s own immune system, using it to specifically target and attack … Continue reading A new treatment for pets with cancer? Read here to find out more!

In memory of a weird dog…

This week marked the passing of a particularly special oncology patient and I wanted to use this entry as a means to tell his story.   It may sound cliché when we say each and every one of our patients are important to us, but it really is true. We do not discriminate, even when our … Continue reading In memory of a weird dog…

Lymphoma

Lymphoma is a relatively common cancer in dogs and cats.  It is a cancer of lymphocytes, which are a type of white blood cell.  Here is a picture of a cytology sample from a fine needle aspirate from a lymph node of a dog with lymphoma.   </p