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Radioactive Beads Latest Weapon In Fighting Cancer In Dogs, Cats

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February 9, 1999
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For some people, a string of beads is a fashion statement. For your dog or cat, they may be the difference between life or death. When surgery can't be performed or isn't enough to remove cancerous tumors, veterinarians at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine are using a new, implantable radiation treatment option. According to Dr. Ruthanne Chun, assistant professor of clinical sciences at K-State, brachytherapy is for dogs or cats that have certain tumors that aren't likely to spread to other parts of their body.

MANHATTAN -- For some people, a string of beads is a fashion statement. For your dog or cat, they may be the difference between life or death.


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