Canine Lymphoma, It’s Treatable: Dr. Sue Cancer Vet

Steve Dale talks with Dr. Sue Cancer Vet


Veterinary oncologist Dr. Sue Ettinger talks about canine lymphoma on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World national radio show.

Here are two interesting bullet points which she offers far more detail on:

  • At least half the dogs diagnosed with canine lymphoma are asymptomatic.
  • We want to ideally treat fast. Without treatment, most dogs succumb at about a month. With chemotherapy the average survival time is a year. And 25 percent make it to two years.

Lymphoma is not necessarily a disease of older dogs. In fact, it can even occur in three year old dogs.

She answers why some dogs might be more predisposed to lymphoma.

Chemotherapy in people isn’t the same as chemotherapy in dogs, as most dogs have few – if any – side effects. Less than five percent of dogs who have undergone chemo require any hospitalization.

“In my opinion it’s a cancer worth treating because they live longer and live well.”

You also can find Dr. Sue Cancer Vet here.

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