Guided radiation aids dog’s improvement from cancer

Monday, September 7, 2020
University of Edinburgh

Dog successfully treated for aggressive cancer, thanks to high-tech therapy.

A family’s pet dog has responded well to advanced radiotherapy treatment for an aggressive tumour in his nose.

Ralph, a five-year-old Gordon Setter, was referred to vets with repeated nosebleeds, and tests confirmed a growth in his nose.

The tumour was affecting Ralph’s breathing, and without treatment would have proved fatal.

The family pet was the first patient to be treated at the Dick Vet using radiation therapy delivered by the most advanced machine of its type – exclusively available at the Hospital for Small Animals.

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