Cancer Surgery

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Veterinary Cancer Surgery

in the Hamptons and East End of Long Island

At Westhampton Beach Animal Hospital, our team is made up of dedicated animal lovers who understand the deep bond between pets and their owners. We know how distressing it can be to hear that your beloved pet has been diagnosed with cancer. However, you can trust us to provide experienced and knowledgeable care for your pet throughout their cancer treatment journey. We will be by your side every step of the way, providing all the information you need to make the best decisions for your furry family member. Your pet's health and well-being are our top priority, and we are committed to delivering compassionate care and support during this challenging time.

Common Reasons For Pet Cancer Surgery

  • To accurately diagnose cancer and determine the appropriate treatment plan
  • To effectively treat and potentially cure cancer, leading to improved quality of life for your pet 
  • To provide pain relief or restore improved function for your pet's comfort and well-being 
  • To remove or reduce the size of a tumor (de-bulk) to alleviate symptoms and improve overall health

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the signs of cancer in dogs and cats?

Common signs of cancer in dogs and cats include strange lumps or bumps, vague signs of illness, and abnormal behavior changes. It's important to note that these symptoms can also indicate other illnesses or diseases, and our team is dedicated to helping you figure out what's wrong with your pet. If you notice any of these signs, contact us for further evaluation and guidance.

Is cancer surgery common for pets?

Yes, cancer surgery is a common procedure for pets. As one of the leading causes of morbidity in veterinary patients, cancer often requires surgical intervention. At Westhampton Beach Animal Hospital, our experienced veterinary team is well-equipped to perform cancer surgery for pets. Surgical removal of tumors is a common procedure in veterinary medicine, as it can offer the best chance for improving your pet's quality of life, particularly for solid tumors in dogs and cats. 

What is the objective of cancer surgery for my pet?

The objective of cancer surgery for your pet is to effectively control or eliminate cancer, with the ultimate goal of improving their quality of life. Surgical removal of localized cancer is often the most successful treatment option, offering a chance for cure in many cases.

Are all pets with cancer eligible for surgery?

Determining the eligibility for cancer surgery for your pet depends on various factors and is assessed on a case-by-case basis. At Westhampton Beach Animal Hospital, our experienced veterinary team works diligently to create a tailored treatment plan that best suits your pet's individual needs. We take into consideration your pet's overall health, the type and stage of cancer, and other relevant factors to determine the most appropriate course of action. Our goal is to provide the best possible care for your pet and improve their quality of life through comprehensive and personalized treatment options.

How long will my pet be in the hospital after cancer surgery?

The duration of your pet's hospital stay after surgery may vary depending on the specific case and the type of surgery performed. However, rest assured that at Westhampton Beach Animal Hospital, we prioritize clear communication with our clients and will keep you informed every step of the way. We will provide you with updates on your pet's progress and let you know when they are ready to go home and continue their recovery in a familiar and comfortable environment.

For more information on cancer surgery and treatment options for your pet, feel free to contact us. We are here to support you during this challenging time and provide the best possible care for your beloved pet.

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