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Treatment of lymphoma in dogs

Treatment of lymphoma in dogs

Question

Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts,"
My 7-year-old cocker spaniel had a tumor removed from her intestine last week. The path report found a high-grade lymphosarcoma in the tumor but that the nearby node was negative. What are the chemotherapy options for non-metastatic lymphosarcoma in dogs?  

Answer

Lili Duda, VMD, Section Editor of the OncoLink Veterinary Oncology Menu, responds:

Please refer to the handout on lymphoma in dogs. and recommend that she We strongly recommend that you get a consultation with a board-certified medical oncologist to discuss your options. There are a variety of chemotherapy drugs (including but not limited to doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, vincristine, L-asparaginase, prednisone) that are used in various combinations.