Withrow and MacEwen's Small Animal Clinical Oncology

Withrow and MacEwen's Small Animal Clinical Oncology

First published on October 31, 2012

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  • eBook ISBN: 9780323241977

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With a unique focus on the most effective interventional techniques, Withrow & MacEwen's Small Animal Clinical Oncology, 5th Edition tells the full story of cancer in dogs and cats — what it is, how to diagnose it, and how to treat many of the most common cancers encountered in clinical practice. Nearly 500 color photographs, diagrams, x-rays, and gross views depict the clinical manifestations of various cancers. This edition covers the latest advances in clinical oncology, including chemotherapy, surgical oncology, and diagnostic techniques. With contributions from 65 veterinary oncology experts, this authoritative reference is a must-have for current, evidence-based therapeutic strategies on canine and feline oncology. "I really love this book. If you are interested in veterinary oncology, have a flick through this book online or at a conference when you get the chance. I hope that you agree with me that this is the definitive oncology reference source for the early 21st century and that you feel compelled to buy it. Your patients will thank you for it." Reviewed by: Gerry Polton MA VetMB MSc(Clin Onc) DipECVIM-CA(Onc) MRCVS, UK Date: July 2014

Key Features

  • Cutting-edge information on the complications of cancer, pain management, and the latest treatment modalities prepares you to diagnose and treat pets with cancer rather than refer cases to a specialist.
  • A consistent format for chapters on body system tumors includes coverage of incidence and risk factors, pathology, natural behavior of tumors, history and clinical signs, diagnostic techniques and workup, treatment options, and prognosis for specific malignancies.
  • A systems approach to the diagnosis and management of cancer facilitates access to information about the many malignancies affecting small animal patients.
  • Nearly 500 color images provide accurate depictions of specific diseases and procedures.
  • Helpful drug formularies provide quick access to information on indications, toxicities, and recommended dosages for chemotherapeutic and analgesic drugs used in cancer treatment.
  • Expert contributors provide in-depth coverage of the most current information in his or her respective specialty in veterinary oncology.
  • Chemotherapy protocols are included when case studies prove clinical efficacy.
  • Discussion of compassion and supportive care for the management of pain, nutritional needs, and grief includes methods for handling the pet’s pain and nutritional complications as well as the pet owner’s grief when treatment is not successful.

Table of Contents

  • Why Worry About Cancer in Pets?


    1. The Etiology of Cancer

    1A. Genetic Factors

    1B. Chemical, Physical, and Hormonal

    1C. Cancer-Causing Viruses

    2. Tumor Biology and Metastasis

    3. The Pathology of Neoplasia

    4. The Epidemiology and Incidence of Cancer

    5. Paraneoplastic Syndromes


    6. Diagnostic Imaging in Oncology

    7. Diagnostic Cytology in Clinical Oncology

    8. Molecular Diagnostics

    9. Biopsy Principles and Staging


    10. Surgical Oncology

    11. Cancer Chemotherapy

    12. Radiation Therapy

    13. Immunotherapy of Cancer

    14. Molecular/Targeted Therapy of Cancer

    14A. Gene Therapy for Cancer

    14B. Signal Transduction and Cancer

    14C. Anti-angiogenic & Metronomic Treatment

    14D. Emerging Therapeutics

    15. Miscellaneous Treatments for Solid Tumors

    15A. Management of Chronic Cancer Pain

    15B. Nutritional Management of the Cancer Patient

    15C. Client Grief Support

    16. Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Patients with Cancer

    17. Clinical Trials NEW!


    18. Tumors of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues

    19. Melanoma NEW!

    20. Mast Cell Tumors

    21. Soft Tissue Sarcomas

    22. Cancer of the Gastrointestinal Tract

    22A. Oral Tumors

    22B. Salivary Glanc Cancer

    22C. Esophageal Cancer

    22D. Exocrine Pancreatic Cancer

    22E. Gastric Cancer

    22F. Hepatobiliary Tumors

    22G. Intestinal Tumors

    22H. Perianal Tumors

    23. Tumors of the Respiratory System

    23A. Cancer of the Nasal Planum

    23B. Canine Nasosinal Tumors

    23C. Cancer of the Larynx and Trachea

    23D. Pulmonary Neoplasia

    24. Tumors of the Skeletal System

    25. Tumors of the Endocrine System

    26. Tumors of the Female Reproductive System

    27. Tumors of the Mammary Gland

    28. Tumors of the Male Reproductive System

    29. Tumors of the Urinary System

    30. Tumors of the Nervous System

    31. Ocular Tumors

    32. Hematopoietic Tumors

    32A. Canine Lymphoma and Lymphoid Leukemia

    32B. Feline Lymphoma and Leukemia

    32C. Canine Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Chronic Myeloproliferative Diseases, and Myelodysplasia

    32D. Plasma Cell Neoplasms

    33. Miscellaneous Tumors

    33A. Hemangiosarcoma

    33B. Thymoma

    33C. Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumor

    33D. Mesothelioma

    33E. Neoplasia of the Heart

    33F. Histiocytic Diseases

Product details

  • No. of pages: 768
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Saunders 2012
  • Published: October 31, 2012
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323241977

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