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Karlsson, Anna, 2012. Cancerbehandling för hund och katt. First cycle, G2E. Skara: SLU, Dept. of Animal Environment and Health

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Abstract

Cancer is one of the most feared diseases in veterinary medicine today, and the incidence is higher than ever due to the fact that our companion animals live longer then they did ten to twenty years ago. Cancer is also one of the most common causes of mortality in older companion animals.

This literature review will be about two of the currently most common form of cancer treatment of companion animals in Swedish animal hospitals, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. There will also be a section of general nursing care for cancer patients. The section of chemotherapy will describe the indications for choosing chemotherapy, the way to administrate chemotherapeutic drugs, describe specific chemotherapeutic drugs, potential side effects of chemotherapy, and how to handle and store chemotherapeutic drugs safely. The section of radiation therapy will describe the current devices for delivering radiation therapy, describe the indications for choosing radiation therapy and describe potential side effects that radiation therapy may cause.

The aim with this literature review was to learn about how cancer treatment is currently performed and with that knowledge discuss and evaluate how ethical it is to medicate companion animals with cancer with either chemotherapy or radiation therapy. It is also important for veterinary nurses to know how cancer treatment affects the patient so the nursing care can be optimized.

Main title:Cancerbehandling för hund och katt
Authors:Karlsson, Anna
Supervisor:Röcklinsberg, Helena
Examiner:Sallander, Marie
Series:Studentarbete (Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för husdjurens miljö och hälsa)
Volume/Sequential designation:413
Year of Publication:2012
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:VK003 Veterinary Nursing - Bachelor's programme 180 HEC
Department:(VH) > Dept. of Animal Environment and Health
Keywords:cancer, tumör, kemoterapi, strålningsbehandling, livskvalitet, djuromvårdnad
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-1614
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-1614
Subjects:Animal husbandry
Animal diseases
Language:Swedish
Deposited On:06 Sep 2012 13:24
Metadata Last Modified:06 Sep 2012 13:24

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