Why a Cancer Center?

Where and When: It’s a new year and with the new year comes new opportunities and exciting changes. Construction on our new facility has begun! We hope that by the first of April, we will be ready to move in to our new home at 10400 SE Main St., Milwaukie, OR. By we, I mean […]

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Chemotherapy Safety for Pets and Veterinary Staff

“Just because you have the recipe for your grandma’s lasagna, doesn’t mean that you can make your grandma’s lasagna”” We all want to do the best to take care of our pets, right? And if you chose to do chemotherapy for your dog or cat, you would want to make sure that your doctor is […]

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Celebration of Life!

Come to our 4th annual Celebration of Life! We are celebrating the joys of having our dogs and cats in our lives! When: Sunday, August 18th What time: 12 pm – 3 pm Where: 10400 SE Main St, Milwaukie, OR Pet’s welcome, on leash. Light refreshments provided.

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Part III: Intestinal Mast Cell Tumors in Cats

As previously discussed, mast cell tumors (MCTs) can occur on the skin and can also be found in the liver and spleen of cats. The prognosis and behavior of a mast cell tumor is different, depending on where the tumor is found. However, a mast cell is still a mast cell, regardless of the location. […]

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The role of nutrition in cancer prevention

Nutrition and Cancer: part 2 Before discussing the relationship between nutrition and development of cancer, it is important to realize that the cause of cancer in a human or pet is complicated and involves many interacting factors. While there is a compelling link between certain nutritional risk factors and cancer, this does NOT mean these […]

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Cats get mast cell tumors, too! Part I.

Although there are some similarities between mast cell tumors in dogs and cats, there are many differences, as well. In both species, mast cell tumors are a cancerous overgrowth of a normal cell in the body called a mast cell. Mast cells are part of the immune system. They are produced in the bone marrow, […]

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Nutrition and Cancer

March is right around the corner, which means it’s almost National Nutrition Month. In honor of this, we want to discuss nutrition and cancer over the next few weeks. In the first post, we will answer one of the most commonly asked questions, that is, what should I feed my dog or cat who has […]

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My dog or cat has a lump. What do I do?

As pets age, they get lumps and bumps. It’s pretty common. But, how do you know if it is a bump that you need to worry about? Good question! The terms lump, bump, mass or tumor can all be used interchangeably. Cancer means that there is unregulated growth of the cells forming the lump or […]

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