Surgery is the most common conventional treatment veterinarians use to treat dog cancer of any kind. That’s because, surgery can sometimes cure cancer completely — especially if caught early enough. The chapter on surgery (what to expect, and how to care for your dog), is an important part of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide. Check chapter 11, Conventional Treatments. While the chapters on specific cancers may also address surgery, here are some important references Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger used when writing about surgery in their best-selling book.
Please note that in vivo and clinical use citations were included whenever possible. We have also include links to the papers, where available. Most of the papers are found on the National Institute of Health’s online library, PubMed.
Surgical Interventions is Cancer. Pope ER, in Henry CJ, Higginbotham ML (ed): Cancer Management in Small Animal Practice. Missouri. Saunders Elsevier 2010, p 136-145.
Biopsy Principle. Ehrhart NP, Withrow SJ, in Withrow SJ, Vail DM (eds): Withrow & MacEwen’s Small Animal Clinical Oncology. Missouri, Saunders Elsevier, 2007, pp 147-153.
Surgical Oncology. Withrow SJ In Withrow SJ, Vail DM (eds): Withrow & MacEwen’s Small Animal Clinical Oncology. Missouri, Saunders Elsevier, 2007, pp 157-162.
Suppression of natural killer cell activity and promotion of tumor metastasis by ketamine, thiopental, and halothane, but not by propofol: mediating mechanisms and prophylactic measures. Melamed R, Bar-Yosef S, Shakhar G, Shakhar K, Ben-Eliyahu S. Anesth Analg. 2003 Nov;97(5):1331-9.
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 work for Maui Media, the book publisher 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. This must-read book is available everywhere books are sold in paperback, and digital formats (iPad, Kindle, Nook). It is authored by our veterinarian bloggers Dr. Demian Dressler, and Dr. Susan Ettinger, DVM, ACVIM (Oncology).