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A Guide to Oncology for Veterinary Clinicians. How to Deal with Cancer Patients

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This guide compiles practical information to aid veterinary clinicians in managing cancer patients, and covers aspects related to diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment, as well as pain management and communication with owners. It has been developed by leading specialists in oncology who approach the subject from a practical perspective, and includes many images, tables, and diagrams that facilitate understanding of its content and make it an essential volume on the bookshelves of any veterinary clinic.

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This guide compiles practical information to aid veterinary clinicians in managing cancer patients, and covers aspects related to diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment, as well as pain management and communication with owners. It has been developed by leading specialists in oncology who approach the subject from a practical perspective, and includes many images, tables, and diagrams that facilitate understanding of its content and make it an essential volume on the bookshelves of any veterinary clinic.

KEY FEATURES:

➜ Practical framework for systematically managing oncological cases.

➜ Covering a wide range of aspects: from communication with owners to pain management.

➜ Improved edition.

Authors

Noemí del Castillo Magán

Professor at the Small Animal Internal Medicine and Anatomical Pathology Department at Alfonso X El Sabio University (UAX) in Madrid since 2005. Head of the Oncology Department at the UAX Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Ricardo Ruano Barneda

Veterinary surgeon at the Mediterráneo veterinary hospital in Madrid, where he is head of the laboratory and the Oncology Department.

Table of Contents

1. Dealing with a patient with a mass: client communication

     Introduction

     Breaking the news and dealing with the consequences

     Quality of life

     Compassion fatigue

2. Recognizing signs consistent with cancer in senior pets

     Signs of oral cancer

     Signs of skin cancer

     Signs of abdominal tumors

     Other signs of cancer

     Age-related changes in different body systems

     Diagnosis and prognosis in veterinary oncology

3. Diagnostic procedures in veterinary oncology

     Cytology

     Biopsy

     Blood and bone marrow smears

     Flow cytometry and PCR for antigen receptor rearrangements

     Diagnostic imaging in veterinary oncology

     Endoscopy

     General state of senior patients.

     Laboratory tests

     Clinical staging: TNM staging system

4.Diagnostic interpretation, choice of treatment, and prognosis

     Cytology

     Biopsy

     Biological behaviour of tumors according to tissue of origin

     Biological behaviour of tumors according to location 

5. Cancer treatment

     Surgery

     Chemotherapy

     Radiation therapy

     Antiangiogenic therapy

     Tyrosine kinase inhibitors

     Immunotherapy

     COX-2 inhibitors    

6. Pain in veterinary oncology

     Evaluating pain in a patient with cancer

     Pain treatment

     Analgesic treatment during oncological surgery

7. Appendices

     Appendix I. Paraneoplastic syndromes

     Appendix II. Treatment protocols

     Appendix III. Metronomic therapy

     Appendix IV. Survival data for nervous system tumors

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Author
Noemí del Castillo Magán
Ricardo Ruano Barneda
Page count
192
Trim size
17 × 24 cm
Pub date
2018
Product type
Hardcover
Number of images
160

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A Guide to Oncology for Veterinary Clinicians. How to Deal with Cancer Patients

This guide compiles practical information to aid veterinary clinicians in managing cancer patients, and covers aspects related to diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment, as well as pain management and communication with owners. It has been developed by leading specialists in oncology who approach the subject from a practical perspective, and includes many images, tables, and diagrams that facilitate understanding of its content and make it an essential volume on the bookshelves of any veterinary clinic.

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