Our oncologists at Diagnosfera Referral Veterinary Centre care for pets with cancer from the diagnosis to the treatment, or during the terminal period for your pet. Our main objective is to provide the best quality of life for animals suffering from cancer, achieve remission or cure from the disease, minimize the side effects of therapy and offer palliative treatment and end-of-life care.
The most common tumors treated are:
- Mast cell tumors.
- Feline fibrosarcoma.
- Soft tissue sarcoma.
- Tumors of the mammary gland.
Surgery ConsiderationsWhenever oncological surgery is being considered, it is recommended that you discuss the pros and cons of the operation with one of our veterinarians.
- Complete cure and a disease-free life
- Reduced pain
- Improved quality of life
- Prolonged life
- Potential complications of surgery, including infections, bleeding, recurrence of the cancer, and undesirable changes in appearance
- Short- or long-term pain and discomfort
- Loss of normal function in affected limbs or organs
General information about our service
Our contribution to oncology is based both on the diagnosis and staging of the disease, which is achieved through the joint use of diagnostic imaging techniques complemented by cytological studies or biopsies, and on the appropriate therapeutic approach.
Our specialists can propose a treatment protocol, either directly or in coordination with the patient’s center of origin to guide in the different steps and evolution of treatments and provide the necessary information in each situation.
Nowadays, together with the medical approach, the surgical approach can be indicated. The different types of chemotherapy protocols can also be assisted by advanced surgical techniques such as Diode laser, CO2 laser and ultrasound and radiofrequency harmonic scalpel techniques, either by conventional surgery or minimally invasive.
For more than a year, we have also been offering electrochemotherapy (EQT), which is very useful for certain types of tumors, especially in the dermis and facial areas, among others. Its use, even sometimes combined with surgery, allows to increase the remission phases and allows more stability in certain cases.