Oncologic surgery refers to the surgical treatment or debridement of some cancerous tumors. Tumors can grow in any part of the body and be malignant or benign. A malignant tumor is one that is referred to as having the ability to spread to other organs or tissues (also know as metastasis) and is considered very aggressive in nature. Benign tumors are characterized as tumors that do not typically spread to other organs and tissues. Tumors often require extensive, delicate and specialized surgery that a board-certified surgeon is trained in performing.
When a companion animal is diagnosed with cancer, this can be devastating in every aspect. With our experienced and dedicated surgeon and technical staff, we strive to make you and your pet as comfortable as possible during the treatment process. Our care and compassion, doesn’t stop at the door, as we will try our best to accommodate to you and your pet’s needs while they continue their treatment at home.
Common locations of tumors found in the companion animal:
- Muscles and Connection Tissues
- Oral Cavity
- Mammary Glands (adenoma/carcinoma)
- Stomach and Intestines
If you suspect your pet has a “lump”, “mass” or “tumor”, please make an appointment with your veterinarian as soon as possible to rule out any serious conditions.