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How high-tech treatments add hope, and cost, to keeping a sick pet alive

How high-tech treatments add hope, and cost, to keeping a sick pet alive

If your golden retriever was diagnosed with cancer 10 years ago, you were likely given two options: chemotherapy or compassionate euthanasia. Today, you may have access to a variety of advanced treatments, such as stents that deliver high doses of chemotherapy straight to the cancerous growth, the injection of tiny beads that block the tumor's blood supply or precise radiation guided by high-definition imagery. You may even be able to take advantage of what many veterinary oncologists consider the holy grail: new immunotherapies that harness your pet's immune system to launch an attack on cancerous cells. "That's what is so cool about this," says Dr. John...

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