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Cancer Chemotherapy for the Veterinary Health Team


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Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

1 Dispelling the Myths of Animal Cancer and Its Treatment 3
Douglas H. Thamm

2 Cancer Basics 15
Kenneth Crump

3 Preparation for Chemotherapy Administration 23
Kenneth Crump

4 Assessment of the Chemotherapy Patient 37
Kenneth Crump and Douglas H. Thamm

5 Chemotherapy Handling, Safety, and Disposal 57
Richard Allen and Kenneth Crump

6 Workflow for Chemotherapy Administration 71
Kenneth Crump

7 Chemotherapy Agents 93
Douglas H. Thamm

8 Management of Chemotherapy Side Effects 101
Douglas H. Thamm

9 Compassionate Client Communication 113
Erin Allen and Gail Bishop

Glossary 135

Index 141

About the Author

Kenneth Crump, AAS, AHT, has over 25 years of experience asan animal health technician at Colorado State University. He alsoserved as an adjunct faculty member at the Front Range CommunityCollege in the veterinary technician program. Douglas Thamm, VMD, DACVIM (Oncology), is an associateprofessor of oncology at Colorado State University. He has over 12years of oncology practice experience and lectures internationallyon animal cancer and its treatment.


This would be a useful resource for any veterinary clinicthat elects to offer chemotherapy as an option for its clients. Itdetails a comprehensive approach in an easy to followformat. (Doody s, 6 April 2012)

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