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Radiation therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20949417     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Although the diagnosis of cancer is relatively uncommon in horses, tumors do occur in this species. Surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy are traditional cancer treatments in all species. In equine patients, surgery has often been the only treatment offered; however, not all tumors can be controlled with surgery alone. In small animal oncology, newer and better therapies are in demand and available. Radiation therapy is often used to control or palliate tumors locally, especially to satisfy clients who demand sophisticated treatments. The large size of equine patients can make radiation therapy difficult, but it is a valuable tool for treating cancer and should not be overlooked when treating horses.
Janean Fidel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Compendium (Yardley, PA)     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1940-8315     ISO Abbreviation:  Compend Contin Educ Vet     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101290247     Medline TA:  Compend Contin Educ Vet     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E1-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Washington State University.
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