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Cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs and cats
Some years ago, heart diseases and gastric-dilatation/volvulus complex were more common reasons for death in dogs than cancer. But the times are changing: we have better therapies for cardiac diseases and better surgery for gastric volvulus additional to preventive gastropexy now, and dogs and cats nowadays have a longer life span than ever before. Today the oncologists in the USA estimate that almost 50 percent of geriatric dogs and 33 percent of cats will die of cancer.

As the pet population in the United States continues to age, cancer in pet animals is expected to become an even more significant problem in the field of animal health.

The need for new treatments that are more effective and less toxic is widely recognized. Our understanding of the biology of cancer has expanded in recent years and now is shedding light on novel treatment strategies for this problem.

This excellent article gives an update in tumour pathogenesis, diagnosis and therapy.


Source: Dr. Anthony Rusk (2005): Cancer: Cases likely will rise in aging animals. In: DVM Newsmagazine Mar 1, 2005.
http://www.dvmnewsmagazine.com/dvm/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=152665


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