Clinical management of the cancer patient. Principles and applications of chemotherapy.

TitleClinical management of the cancer patient. Principles and applications of chemotherapy.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsHelfand SC
JournalThe Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice
Volume20
Issue4
Pagination987-1013
Date Published1990 Jul
ISSN0195-5616
KeywordsAnimals, Cat Diseases, Cats, Dog Diseases, Dogs, Neoplasms
Abstract

Chemotherapy is an important and effective modality of modern cancer treatment. Practitioners are encouraged to become familiar with this branch of medicine because it can be employed in the local practice setting. In the process of providing service for clientele and care for their pets, practicing clinicians will inevitably be confronted with involvement in some aspect of a chemotherapeutic protocol initiated by a veterinary oncologist. With an understanding of the principles of chemotherapy, the toxicities inherent in the use of these compounds, and the judicious handling of these agents, veterinarians will be able to provide a better standard of care for the animals presented to them.

Alternate JournalVet. Clin. North Am. Small Anim. Pract.