Featuring Demian Dressler, DVM and Susan Ettinger, DVM, Dip. ACVIM (Oncology), authors of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide.

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Systemic Cancer Definition

Systemic Cancer: This is cancer of any type that has spread to and/or affects the entire body. Some cancers, such as lymphoma, are systemic by default because they occur in cells that circulate throughout the entire body. In other cases, a cancer is called systemic if it has metastasized to distant locations from the primary tumor or if it has invaded the surrounding tissues via local invasion.

About the Author: Dog Cancer Vet Team


There is a whole team of dog lovers behind Dog Cancer Vet and DogCancerBlog.com, and we're here to help, because we understand what it's like to deal with dog cancer. We publish the Dog Cancer Kit, which includes paperback and digital copies of the best-selling animal health book Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog's Life Quality and Longevity, which is written by our veterinarian bloggers Dr. Demian Dressler, and Dr. Susan Ettinger, DVM, ACVIM (Oncology). It also includes "Ask Dr. Dressler" webinars going back to March of 2009, the mp3 audiobook The Dog Cancer Coping Guide, and for a limited time, a free bonus coupon good on Amazon.com for $30 off Apocaps.