Oral melanoma is an aggressive cancer, but catching it and starting treatment early can yield good results.
Marjorie called in to our Listener Line to ask what the best treatment options are for early oral melanoma. Oral melanoma is an extremely aggressive dog mouth cancer, but catching it early does present some good options for treatment.
Oncologist Brooke Britton explains how the location of a melanoma tumor can change prognosis, as well as the factors that can impact the success of a surgery. She then talks about the melanoma vaccine, and tells an amazing story about one of her patients who had a miraculous recovery.
Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:
ONCEPT Canine Melanoma Vaccine https://www.petcancervaccine.com/vaccine
1:58 Early Detection
5:27 Melanoma Vaccine
8:50 Vaccine Shrinking Oral Melanoma
11:22 Vaccine Side Effects
About Today’s Guest, Dr. Brooke Britton:
Brooke Britton completed her residency training in Medical Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012, and has been in clinical practice in the NYC and Jersey Shore area since that time. She helmed the Brooklyn and Downtown arms of the Oncology Department for BluePearl Veterinary Partners in New York for the past 9 years, and was an active participant in house officer training and clinical trials during her tenure there. She currently serves as a private consultant and maintains an independent clinical practice. Dr. Britton has lectured nationally and authored several peer-reviewed articles. She has particular interest in hematologic malignancies and the metastatic cascade.
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