Tag Archives: Oncology

Feline Lymphoma: What Your Need to Know

feline lymphoma under a microscope

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Last spring I wrote about canine lymphoma, so in honor of Cancer Awareness Month, I thought I would do the same for feline lymphoma. What is Lymphoma? Lymphoma is cancer of the immune system. The immune system is distributed throughout the body to protect against infections. Lymphoma in

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Veterinary Nursing In Action @AMC: National Veterinary Technician Week 2016

The theme of this year’s National Veterinary Technician Week is “Veterinary Nursing In Action.” The theme speaks to the role of veterinary technicians or nurses in the veterinary profession. During their training, credentialed veterinary technicians must show proficiency in the care of all species; those with feathers, fur, scales, and skin. Technicians are the backbone of

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Radiation Therapy Machines: Machines and Methods

May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Since the goal of Pet Cancer Awareness Month is to educate pet owners about cancer, I am going to devote this week’s blog to clearing up some of the confusion over the various forms of radiation therapy. Radiation therapy machines treat cancer by delivering high energy radiation to a tumor,

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Canine Lymphoma: A Quick Snapshot

A microscopic view of lymphoma cells

Today, like many days I spend in AMC’s Cancer Institute I saw a dog patient diagnosed just a few days ago with lymphoma. What appears below is a summary of my conversation with the dog’s family about lymphoma and the options for treatment of their beloved companion. What is Lymphoma? Lymphoma is cancer of the lymph

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Report from AMC’s Inaugural One Health Conference

amc one health conference

On Saturday, October 2, 2015, the Animal Medical Center hosted its inaugural One Health Conference at the Belfer Research Building of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. The One Health concept recognizes the health of humans, animals and the environment are inevitably intertwined. Attendees spent the rainy and windy Saturday in the comfortable Starr

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