Cancer is becoming increasingly more common in our pets, simply because they are living longer. However, the most important point to realize about this dreaded disease is that many forms can be easily treated, managed, and even cured. With early detection and specialized care, survival rates and even cures are increasing in almost all types of cancer that affect pets.
If your pet is diagnosed with cancer, it is important not to become overwhelmed. Ask your veterinarian to write down the most important points for you to review later. Although the disease is serious, treatment decisions generally do not need to be made quickly. With optimal treatment, cancer in many cases simply becomes another manageable chronic disease.