There is no curative treatment available for the treatment of this rare tumor. Surgery and medications are used in those cases in which treatment is suggested. A partial or total surgical removal of the pancreas may be performed. Pain control medication may be required to prevent severe pain associated with this tumor.
What you may do at home to improve the quality of its life for your dog is provide extra care and affection to ease its discomfort. For ongoing treatment you may need to visit your veterinary oncologist at regular intervals. Follow your veterinarian's guidelines, especially in giving the chemotherapeutic agents at home. Many chemotherapeutic agents can be hazardous to your health if not handled properly; consult with your veterinarian on the best handling practices.
Something that becomes worse or life threatening as it spreads
The growth of pathogens away from the original site of the disease
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
An enzyme charged with digesting fat
A gland that aids in both digestive and insulin functions
Relating to a disease of unknown origin, which may or may not have arisen spontaneously
Not being able to cause harm; the opposite of malignant.
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.
A substance that causes chemical change to another
The result of a malignant growth of the tissue of the epithelial gland.