Cancer in Dogs and Cats: Medical and Surgical Management, Second Edition
Wallace B. Morrison, DVM, MS

Review by Kathy Lyon Star
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The authors have provided clinically useful information, supported by the most current theoretical, experimental, and clinical data that can readily be applied to animal cancer patients.

The authors realize that most clinicians do not want to delve into the theoretical aspects of cancers when they have a patient awaiting treatment, but they also stress that, without the theory, the treatment is sometimes not properly applied or understood. The theoretical basis for cancers is explained in a palatable manner so as to assist the reader with diagnosis and treatment. The result is a book that can be read and used on many different levels.

The book is divided into four parts: The Biology of Cancer, Principles of Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment Modalities for Cancer and Clinical Signs, and The Diagnosis and Treatment of Specific Cancers.

Part One, with six chapters, opens with a guide to the new language of oncology, the terms used in molecular biology relating to cancer, and goes on to explain gene regulation, cancer-causing viruses, environmental causes, tumor cell behavior, and chromosomal changes.

Part Two, with ten chapters, covers principles of cancer diagnosis. This includes clinical evaluation, cytology, biopsy (surgical and nonsurgical), radiography, ultrasonography, and alternative imaging.

Part Three, with thirteen chapters, covers treatment modalities for dogs and cats. This includes best treatment choices, surgery, aggressive surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, immunotherapy, and photodynamic therapy.

Part Four, with twenty-four chapters, covers clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment of various specific cancers in cats and dogs.

The book is liberally illustrated with drawings, radiographs, photographs, ultrasound photos, tables, and graphs. Each section addresses an important aspect of cancer and all sections are presented in logical sequence.

There are thirteen contributors to this volume, all with excellent credentials, and all noted for their expertise in this field. There is an excellent index, and some lists of recommended reading.

All in all, I found this to be a topnotch publication and one I recommend for any clinician's library.

Teton NewMedia (2002).

Hardcover, 782 pages, liberally illustrated.

ISBN-10: 1893441474.

ISBN-13: 978-1893441477.


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Introduction
Alternative Medicine
Anatomy
Anesthesia/Analgesia
Animal Welfare
Aquatic/Fish
Avian
Behavior
Camelids
Canine
Cardiology
Client Education
Cytology / Hematology / Histology
Dental
Dermatology
Dictionary/Reference
Drugs/Pharmacology
Emergency Med
Endocrine
Epidemiology
Equine
Ethics
Exotics
Feline
Food Animals/Livestock
General
Genetics
Geriatrics
Handling & Restraint
Human-Animal Bond
Imaging & Radiology
Immunology
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
Microbiology
Multimedia
Neurology
Nutrition
Oncology
 
Can. Fel. Geriatric Oncology
 
Decision SA Oncology
 
Help Dog Cancer (VSPN Review)
 
Lymphoma Dogs & Cats
 
Small Animal Oncology
 
Small Animal Oncology: An Introduction (VSPN)
 
Tumors Domestic Animals 4th Ed.
 
Withrow and MacEwen’s Small Animal Clinical Oncology, 5th Ed (VSPN)
 
You are here* Cancer Dogs Cats 2nd Ed.
 
* Ocular Tumor Animal & Human
 
* SA Clin. Onc. 3rd Ed.
 
* Vet. Oncology PVS
Ophthalmology
Orthopedics
Parasitology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Physiology
Physiotherapy
Practice Management
Primates
Rabbits, Rodents & Ferrets
Reproduction
Reptile/Amphibian
Research
Respiratory
Ruminants
Sheep/Goats
Shelter Medicine
Surgery
Swine
Technicians
Toxicology
Urology/Renal
Veterinary Education
Wildlife-Zoo Animals
Zoonoses

Date Published: February 27, 2003

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