Footnotes and references for AAHA's 2008 AAHA Mentoring Guidelines .
As a general rule, if a primary tumor can be completely excised with acceptable morbidity, surgery is the best choice of treatment.
In simple terms, radiation therapy utilizes ionizing radiation to kill cancer cells.
Adjunctive therapies have long been used as a means of improving the quality of life in veterinary cancer patients and are now an accepted component of oncology case management. Because the quality of their pet’s life is usually the owner’s first concern, decisions on primary and adjunctive therapies should not only consider disease factors but also the owner’s goals, preferences, and limitations.