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

Oral Cancer

Updated: October 4th, 2017

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).

There were many studies, articles and books Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger used when writing The Dog Cancer Survival Guide. Here is a list of the most important references about oral cancer.

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.

Oral and Salivary Gland Tumors. Henry CJ, Higginbotham ML, in Henry CJ, Higginbotham ML (ed): Cancer Management in Small Animal Practice. Missouri. Saunders Elsevier 2010, p 195-203.

Oral Tumors. Liptak JM, Withrown SJ. Withrow SJ, Vail DM (eds): Withrow & MacEwen’s Small Animal Clinical Oncology. Missouri, Saunders Elsevier, 2007, pp 455-475

Oral Tumors, Malignant. Lewis JR in Cote E (2nd ed), Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats. Missouri, Mosby Elsevier, 2011, p788-790.

Squamous cell carcinomas, Oral (Mucosal, Tonsillar). Garrett LD in Cote E (ed), Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats. Missouri, Mosby Elsevier, 2007, p 1034-1035.

Epulides. Ettinger SN in Cote E (2nd ed), Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats. Missouri, Mosby Elsevier, 2011, p 359-361.

Multimodality therapy for head and neck cancer. Klein MK. Vet Clin Small Anim 33: 615-628, 2003.

Malignant tumor formation in dogs previously irradiated for acanthomatous epulis. McEntee MC, Page RL, Theon A, et al. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 45:357, 2004.

Orthovoltage radiotherapy of acanthomatous epulides in 39 dogs. Thrall D. J Am Vet Med Assoc 184:826, 1984.

Tumors of the Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses, Nasopharynx, Oral Cavity, and Oropharynx. Schantz SP, Harrison LB, Forastiere AA in Devita VT, Hellman A, Rosenberg SA (ed.): Cancer Principles & Practice of Oncology. NY. Lippincott Williams & Wilkens, 2001. p 797-860

Oral cavity risk factors: experts’ opinions and literature support. Stucken E, Weissman J, Spiegel JH. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 39(1):76-89. 2010

Body Mass Index, Cigarette Smoking, and Alcohol Consumption and Cancers of the Oral Cavity, Pharynx, and Larynx: Modeling Odds Ratios in Pooled Case-Control Data. Lubin JH, Gaudet MM, Olshan AF, et al. Am J Epidemiol.2010 May 21. [Epub ahead of print]

Association between lymph node size and metastasis in dogs with oral malignant melanoma: 100 cases (1987-2001). Williams LE, Packer RA. J Am Vet Med Assoc 222:1234, 2003.

Sensitivity and specificity of methods of assessing the regional lymph nodes for evidence of metastasis in dogs and cats with solid tumors. Lagenbach A, McManus PM, Hendrick MJ, et al. J Am Vet Med Assoc 218:1424, 2001.

Owner satisfaction with partial mandibulectomy or maxillectomy for treatment of oral tumors in 27 dogs. Fox LE, Geoghegan SL, Davis LH, et al. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 33:25, 1997

Analysis of prognostic factors and patterns of failure in dogs with malignant oral tumors treated with megavoltage irradiation. Theon AP, Rodriquez C, Madewell BR. J Am Vet Med Assoc 210:778, 1997.

Piroxicam and carboplatin as a combination treatment of canine oral non-tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma: a pilot study and a literature review of a canine model of human head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. de Vos JP, Burm AGD, Focker AP, et al. J Vet Comp Oncol 3:16, 2005.

Evaluation of piroxicam for the treatment of oral squamous cell carcinoma in dogs. Schmidt BR, Glickman NW, DeNicola DB, et al. J Am Vet Med Assoc 218:1783, 2001

Analysis of prognostic factor and patterns of failure in dogs with periodontal tumors treated with megavoltage irradiation. Théon AP, et al. J Am Vet Med Assoc 210:785, 1997.

The effect of intralesional bleomycin on canine acanthomatous epulis. Yoshida K, et al. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 34:457, 1998.

Clinicopathological study of canine oral epulides. Yoshida K, et al. J Vet Med Sci 61:897, 1999.

Epulides in the dog: A review. Gardner DG. J Oral Pathol Med 25:32, 1996.

Postoperative radiotherapy for canine soft tissue sarcoma. Forrest LJ, Chun R, Adams WM, et al. J Vet Intern Med. 14(6):578-82. 2000

Lymph node staging of oral and maxillofacial neoplasms in 31 dogs and cats. Herring ES, Smith MM, Robertson JL. J Vet Dentistry 19:122, 2002

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).

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