Cancer is a diverse and complex group of diseases with a wide range of clinical outcomes. Treatments can vary widely and include therapeutic interventions such as chemotherapy, surgery, radiation therapy, and supportive care. Many patients require a combination of these treatment modalities. For the owners of pets diagnosed with cancer or a suspicion of cancer, it can be overwhelming and confusing to navigate through multiple appointments with various clinicians before they decide on a treatment course.
At Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital, we are changing the approach to veterinary oncology with the Comprehensive Cancer Care service.
What Is Comprehensive Cancer Care?
Comprehensive Cancer Care is a cross-disciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. With a core team of board-certified specialists in medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, and interventional radiology, we draw from the best minds in veterinary cancer care to formulate customized treatment plans for our patients.
We provide a comprehensive assessment of each patient’s cancer care needs in one appointment, consulting with each other throughout the day as well as during formal case review rounds held twice daily. We then work with our clients and their primary care veterinarians every step of the way to navigate through the diagnosis and subsequent treatment plan for their beloved companion animals.