Squamous cell carcinoma in cats: Early detection is best


Dr. Sue Ettinger says treatment options aren't great, so watch for these oral tumors early on.

As advanced as veterinary cancer treatments have become, squamous cell carcinoma doesn't readily succumb to any solution. CVC educator Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (oncology), says, "Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy have unfortunately not increased survival time." She advocates for early detection when tumors may be more treatable but focuses on palliative care and pain management in advanced cases. Watch the video to learn more.

For more on feline oral squamous cell carcinoma, check out our Essential on this topic. Trouble discussing palliative care with clients? We get it. Take a look at this sample script.

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