LIVE: Coping with a Cancer Diagnosis

By Speaker: Dr. Nick Bacon • Published: November 26th, 2011
Category: Animal Airwaves
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Live Edition: Animal Airwaves—Live is an hour-long call-in show that airs between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays on WUFT-FM in Gainesville. The show features faculty members from the UF Veterinary Hospitals who address a variety of topics relating to pet health care, including companion animals, exotic pets and horses.

Has your pet been diagnosed with cancer? Receiving such a diagnosis can be emotionally devastating, not to mention overwhelming and confusing. The key to coping with this situation in order to make choices you are comfortable with is communication with your veterinarian. Dr. Nick Bacon, a veterinary oncology specialist with the UF Veterinary Hospitals, talks about how to combat the fear factor when your pet has cancer. Understanding your pet’s prognosis, treatment options and what your budget will allow is part of the process.