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Cancer treatment - chemotherapy Owner Factsheet

Although it can be frightening to learn that your pet has cancer there have been big advances in treatment of cancer. Chemotherapy is now a commonplace treatment for cancer in pets. If your pet has been diagnosed with cancer it is possible that you will be offered some form of chemotherapy (perhaps alongside surgery or radiation therapy). In many people's mind the term 'chemotherapy' conjures up frightening images of people suffering with cancer (and the effects of treatment)  - however chemotherapy in pets is usually very different.

What is chemotherapy?

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How does chemotherapy work?

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Why does my pet need chemotherapy?

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Do I have to give the treatment at home?

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What happens if I make a mistake with treatment?

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Will chemotherapy make my pet ill?

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What side effects might my pet suffer?

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Are there long term effects of chemotherapy?

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