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Companion Animal Practice
Practical update on canine lymphoma
  1. Robyn Gear

    Robyn Gear graduated in 1997 from Massey University in New Zealand. She spent three years in small animal practice before moving to the UK to undertake a small animal internship at the Royal Veterinary College and a small animal medicine residency at Cambridge. She remained at Cambridge as a clinical physician and oncologist before moving back to New Zealand in 2009, where she works for the Veterinary Specialist Group in Auckland. She holds the RCVS diploma in small animal medicine and is a diplomate of the European College of Small Animal Medicine.

2. Treatment


LYMPHOMA is the most rewarding cancer to treat with chemotherapy. Although a cure is hardly ever achieved and rarely the primary goal, chemotherapy can provide a good quality of life for the patient for a prolonged period of time. This article discusses the treatment options for managing lymphoma in dogs. An article published in the September issue (In Practice, volume 31, pp 380-384) described the classification of canine lymphomas and outlined how they may be diagnosed.

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