VetCE on Demand: Introduction to Oncology - Easy Peasy Basics utilizes the archive of a live presentation under the same name.
This course touches on the history of cancer and chemotherapy, as well as the modern use of chemotherapy in veterinary medicine. It looks at common chemotherapies used in veterinary medicine and their side effects, along with safe handling protocols. In addition, the course focuses on common oncological emergencies including hemangiosarcoma, osteosarcoma, mast cell tumors, and lymphoma. The presentation, diagnostics, treatment, and prognosis are discussed.
At the end of the course participants should be able to:
- discuss the foundational concepts of chemotherapy in veterinary medicine
- explain how to safely handle oncology patients receiving chemotherapy
- outline the presentation of oncologic emergencies, how to typically treat them, and the medial survival times
- outline the diagnosis and future outlook to a client.