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Cancer is a word that evokes fear in just about everyone. A veterinary oncologist is a person who can provide hope and comfort.

The goal of oncologists is to provide the patient with a cure or, if a cure is not possible, the most comfortable quality of life for as long as possible. Surgery, medications (called "chemotherapy") and radiation therapy can be quite effective at shrinking or eliminating tumors and making the patient more comfortable.

Common cancers in pets include

Donate to help Frankie's Friends provide funds to families in need whose pets have a fighting chance against cancer.

*Adverse side effects associated with cancer treatment are much less common in dogs and cats than in human patients.

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