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Features May 2017 Issue

When Cancer Requires Emergency Treatment

Cancer doesn't always overtake health gradually. Sometimes the very first signs are life-threatening.

When Cancer Requires Emergency Treatment

Malignant tumors sometimes require immediate care for survival.

Say “cancer,” and what comes to mind is not a mad rush to the emergency room to avoid imminent death but, rather, a slow-growing problem with gradual deterioration. However, some dogs (and people) with cancer often feel perfectly fine and exhibit no symptoms and therefore go undiagnosed — until a catastrophic emergency occurs.

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