Mouth Cancer (Adenocarcinoma) in Dogs
Unfortunately, there is no definitive treatment available for adenocarcinoma of the salivary glands in dogs. Surgery to excise and remove the tumor along with some adjacent normal tissue is often recommended. After surgery your dog may be recommended for radiotherapy to achieve local control and long-term survival. No chemotherapeutic agent has yet been recommended for salivary gland adenocarcinoma. Multiple surgeries may be required along with the subsequent radiotherapy sessions.
Living and Management
Patients that have undergone surgery may need to be taken for veterinary evaluations every three months. Surgery combined with radiotherapy can improve survival time for up to several months in dogs. You can improve the quality of life for your dog during this period by keeping stress at a minimum and making keeping your dog as comfortable as possible to minimize pain and other associated complications. Your dog will need special attention in proper nutrition and pain control. Your veterinarian will guide you in planning for meals and in choosing the best remedies for pain management.
Something that is found near the ear or pertains to the ear
Implies that something is underneath the tongue
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
The occurrence or invasion of pathogens away from the point where they originally occurred
Something that becomes worse or life threatening as it spreads
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.
To remove by surgical methods
The result of a malignant growth of the tissue of the epithelial gland.
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