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Newest Weapon in War on Pet Cancer

“Cancer” is the diagnosis veterinarians hate to give and owners hate to hear. In a good news/bad news scenario, the good news: our pets are living longer thanks to responsible owners and advances in veterinary medicine. The bad news: an estimated 50% of dogs and 33% of cats will develop some form of cancer during their longer lives.

A cancer diagnosis in a companion animal, however, is no longer a hopeless situation, as advancements in the Radiation Oncology Service at NC State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine are proving.

WNCN’s “What’s Next” report by Melanie Sanders profiles how advanced veterinary medicine technology in the form of a sophisticated linear accelerator is the newest weapon in the war on pert cancer. Video report. Scroll down past the slide show to the report.