cancer Content https://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/ cancer Content for School of Veterinary Medicine en Dog Battles Cancer After Family Loses Everything in Fire https://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/index.php/news/dog-battles-cancer-after-family-loses-everything-fire The 2020 LNU Lightning Complex Fire in Northern California devastated many lives. None more so than the owners of Quinn, a 12-year-old female Labrador retriever. Just before the fire erupted, Quinn was not feeling herself and was twice taken to her primary veterinarian. After many tests, she came home on the night of August 18. That would be the last time she would be in that home. January 12, 2021 - 5:10pm Rob Warren https://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/index.php/news/dog-battles-cancer-after-family-loses-everything-fire Philanthropic Partnership Helps UC Davis Advance Cancer Care https://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/news/philanthropic-partnership-helps-uc-davis-advance-cancer-care The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine recently received an additional $75,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to continue its support of pet cancer treatments at the school’s veterinary hospital. November 30, 2020 - 2:04pm Rob Warren https://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/news/philanthropic-partnership-helps-uc-davis-advance-cancer-care Oral Chemotherapy Helping Dog With Leukemia https://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/news/oral-chemotherapy-helping-dog-leukemia Scruffles, a 9-year-old female Shetland sheepdog, was referred to the UC Davis veterinary hospital after her white blood cell count continued to increase. The Oncology Service performed complete blood count tests to gain a better understanding of Scruffles’ condition, as well as a test called flow cytometry, which helped determine if Scruffles was dealing with a cancer of her bone marrow (leukemia). October 14, 2020 - 11:30am Rob Warren https://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/news/oral-chemotherapy-helping-dog-leukemia Dog Continues to Lead Full Life After Leg Amputation Due to Cancer https://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/news/dog-continues-lead-full-life-after-leg-amputation-due-cancer Kita, a 10-year-old female American Staffordshire terrier, began limping on her front right leg in November 2019. Shortly thereafter, she refused to walk at all. Her primary veterinarian diagnosed her with osteosarcoma in the leg. Her owners chose to have the leg amputated. Following amputation, Kita was referred to the UC Davis veterinary hospital for further recommendations on treating metastasis of the tumor. September 08, 2020 - 2:05pm Rob Warren https://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/news/dog-continues-lead-full-life-after-leg-amputation-due-cancer Philanthropic Partnership Aids in Cancer Care https://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/news/philanthropic-partnership-aids-cancer-care Prince, a 9-year-old male standard poodle, was referred to the UC Davis veterinary hospital in 2017 for further evaluation of a lump on his right hind leg. His owner reported it has been there for about a year and had not changed in size. August 24, 2020 - 4:22pm Rob Warren https://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/news/philanthropic-partnership-aids-cancer-care Dog Still Beating the Odds One Year After Terminal Cancer Diagnosis https://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/news/dog-still-beating-odds-one-year-after-terminal-cancer-diagnosis One year ago, Sunny, a 9-year-old male Labrador retriever/pit bull mix, was lethargic and hadn’t eaten in several days. His owner, David Newsom, took him to his primary veterinarian, and x-rays revealed a large mass in his abdomen. Sunny was referred to the UC Davis veterinary hospital for further evaluation. August 12, 2020 - 4:00pm Rob Warren https://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/news/dog-still-beating-odds-one-year-after-terminal-cancer-diagnosis Third Opinion on Cancer Diagnosis Offers Life Saving Options https://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/news/third-opinion-cancer-diagnosis-offers-life-saving-options In 2015, Izzie, a 6-year-old female yellow Labrador retriever, was a typical active Lab. She loved playing ball, chasing birds, and swimming. When her owners, Morgan and George Birdsong, noticed a tumor growing on her head, they immediately took her to their veterinarian. After diagnosing it as a mast cell tumor, Izzie’s primary veterinarian and a second opinion both offered palliative care as the best option, not giving her very long to live. At this point, Izzie’s tumor had grown to the size of a tennis ball. July 16, 2020 - 1:25pm Rob Warren https://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/news/third-opinion-cancer-diagnosis-offers-life-saving-options Surgery and Chemotherapy Utilized to Avoid Amputation of Dog’s Paw https://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/news/surgery-and-chemotherapy-utilized-avoid-amputation-dogs-paw When Violet, 2-year-old female French bulldog, was rescued by Alyssa Sterns, she had already been through more health problems than any young dog should. Overbred by a breeder, Violet developed hip dysplasia and had undergone surgery on both hips. Now, she developed a mast cell tumor on the paw of her left hind limb. Violet’s veterinarian informed Sterns that the tumor would be difficult to remove without amputating the paw, which was not ideal given her hip problems. So, Sterns took Violet to the UC Davis veterinary hospital for a second opinion. June 25, 2020 - 3:54pm Rob Warren https://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/news/surgery-and-chemotherapy-utilized-avoid-amputation-dogs-paw Successful Clinical Trial Added Years to Dog’s Life https://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/index.php/news/successful-clinical-trial-added-years-dogs-life Jack the Shih Tzu was 7 years old when he traveled from Ontario, Canada to the UC Davis veterinary hospital in 2015. Given a cancer diagnosis with only a few months to live and with limited immediate treatment options, Jack’s family started a frantic search for help elsewhere. The search was a quick one, though, as one of the first items that appeared in their online hunt was a first-of-its-kind clinical trial at UC Davis to treat his exact condition. June 18, 2020 - 8:21am Rob Warren https://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/index.php/news/successful-clinical-trial-added-years-dogs-life Philanthropic Fund Helps Pit Bull Fight Cancer https://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/news/philanthropic-fund-helps-pit-bull-fight-cancer Mugsy, 12-year-old male pit bull terrier, was diagnosed with mast cell tumors in mid-2019. Owner Sarah Robinson—who adopted Mugsy 11 years prior while in nursing school—knew the prognosis wasn’t good, but wanted to seek the expertise of the cancer specialists at the UC Davis veterinary hospital, since oncology services were not available in her hometown of Reno. May 28, 2020 - 10:15am Rob Warren https://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/news/philanthropic-fund-helps-pit-bull-fight-cancer