Use of radiation and/or hyperthermia for treatment of mast cell tumors and lymphosarcoma in dogs.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Radiation alone can be used to treat mast cell tumors that are not likely to metastasize (that is, differentiated or localized lymphorecticular tumors). In patients with mast cell tumors that are likely to metastasize (that is, undifferentiated, metastatic mast cell disease or generalized lymphoreticular neoplasms), radiation should not be used as the only treatment agent. In these patients, treatment combinations of hyperthermia/chemotherapy and radiation/hyperthermia/chemotherapy have been shown to have promise, but these treatment combinations need to be evaluated in prospective trials.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Thrall, DE; Dewhirst, MW

Published Date

  • July 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 835 - 843

PubMed ID

  • 3929445

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0195-5616

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0195-5616(85)50040-6


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States