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Oncology and radiotherapy

The oncology and radiotherapy services are provided by Dr Hugues Lacoste and his specialized technician, Laurence Santerre-Bélec.

Quality of life first

Département d'oncologie et de radiothérapie du centre Vétérinaire DMV The oncology service works as a team with the other departments at the DMV Center to allow patients with a cancer diagnosis to have the best quality of life for the longest time possible.  Patients referred to Dr. Lacoste are not only those with confirmed cancer diagnoses, but also those with a suspicion of an underlying neoplastic problem. The costs for diagnosis, extensive health checks, and curative or palliative treatments vary according to the animal and its condition. Surgery, radiation therapy or low-dose chemotherapy will be recommended depending on the condition of the animal. The decision to treat or not is always taken by the owner, after receiving the most detailed and precise information possible. In most cases, several treatment options exist. When a curative option is not possible, a palliative alternative is advised. The main criteria in this decision-making process is always the patient’s quality of life.


Radiotherapy

Since August 2010, the DMV Veterinary Center offers radiation oncology treatments (Cobalt 60). It is the only veterinary center offering such treatments North of Boston, Mass., and East of Guelph, Ont. Many curative and palliative options are available for pets depending on their neoplastic condition. This new treatment modality completes oncology surgery, chemotherapy, biological agents, and alternative therapies for the treatment of cancer in pets.


Canine lymphoma and sarcoma study

Dr Hugues Lacoste is conducting a research project on the use of HemaMaxas a preventative measure for neutropenia and thrombocytopenia associated with oral lomustine in dogs with histiocytic lymphoma or sarcoma. We are looking for canine candidates!

Links:

  • 
Veterinary cancer society (VCS)
  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medecine (ACVIM)
  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)
  • Academy of Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technician (AIMVT)
 

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Oncology specialist at the DMV Veterinary Center: