Common Cat Cancers
Feline cancer initially manifests as a lump or bump on any parts of the body. It rapidly grows in the affected cell; attaches itself to the tissue under the skin in that area; and, depending on the tumour, it can spread to other parts of the body. Although cancer accounts for approximately 50% of feline deaths each year, it can be successfully treated if diagnosed early. While the causes of cancer in cats are unknown, feline leukemia virus is suspected to be a prime contributor. In this webinar Laura and Maureen will be discussing the most common cancers to affect the feline population and their potential outcomes/treatments.
This webinar qualifies for one (1) hour of continuing education.
Recording from 28.11.2017
Dr Laura Brockley BVSc, MANZCVS, FANZCVS
Dr Laura Brockley obtained her Bachelor of Veterinary Science with honours from the University of Melbourne in 2001. She initially worked in small animal and mixed practices in Victoria and the United Kingdom, including teaching students at the Royal College in London. Laura completed an internship and residency in Veterinary Oncology at the Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre in 2011. In 2013 she became a registered specialist in Veterinary Oncology (Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists). Laura has a strong clinical interest in immunotherapy, lymphoma diagnostics and treatment, and using evidence-based medicine to provide compassionate care to cancer patients. She advocates spending the time to ensure pet owners are making an informed decision on treatment options ranging from palliative to potentially curative in intent. Laura is actively involved in continuing education, including lecturing Veterinary nursing students and examining our next generation of oncology specialists.