The B.A.G. acronym in veterinary oncology
Jenny Fisher, RVT, VTS, outlined the B.A.G. acronym and how it is useful in identifying the body systems affected by chemotherapy and radiation.
At the New York Vet show in New York, New York, Jenny Fisher, RVT, VTS, disclosed that the B.A.G. acronym represents the various physical characteristics impacted by chemotherapy and radiation for veterinary professionals to remain mindful of.
View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript:
Jenny Fisher, RVT, VTS: We know that chemotherapy and radiation therapy affect rapidly dividing cells the most, and the way to help remember what body systems are mostly affected by radiation and chemo is by using the word 'B.A.G.'...and the 'B' stands for bone marrow...the second is 'A' for alopecia or skin...and then the G is for the gastrointestinal tract.