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Skin Cancer (Epidermotropic Lymphoma) in Dogs

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Treatment

 

Because a “cure” is thought to be highly unlikely for dogs with epidermotropic lymphoma, providing an adequate quality of life remains the major goal of therapy. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy may be used to treat the disease, but are highly variable in their efficacy. The veterinarian may also recommend surgically excising isolated nodules.

 

Living and Management

 

Follow guidelines for using chemotherapy medication at your home, as these drugs are toxic to humans. They should only be used after seeking advice from a veterinary oncologist.

 

Unfortunately, overall prognosis is very poor in dogs affected by this form of lymphoma. Only a few dogs may live longer than two years after the diagnosis, and often they are euthanized.

 

 

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