cancer centre patients - their stories
Every cancer case we treat at the AHT contributes towards clinical and genetic research projects, helping us to better understand the disease and find ways to more accurately diagnose and treat it.
Benson, a five year-old Golden Retriever, was one of the first patients to be treated in the cancer centre in 2012. He was diagnosed with a soft tissue sarcoma when he was just three years old, when a lump was found on his front right leg. The lump was surgically removed, but two years on the cancer returned. After another operation to remove the new lump, Benson was referred to the AHT for radiotherapy to treat the disease left behind. Benson needed 12 doses of radiotherapy; three a week for four weeks.
Nelson, two-year-old tabby was treated by our oncology department for a mast cell tumour when he was just six months old. After a course of strontium 90 radiotherapy Nelson was given a clean bill of health and has gone on to be a very special and much loved cat in the Cheeseman household!
Roxy was treated by our oncology department for a mast cell tumour. First our surgical team operated to remove the tumour, then Roxy had six months of chemotherapy treatment. Eve, Roxy’s owner said: “The staff were amazing. We love her very much and can't thank the oncology department enough for their help and support during some difficult times.” Roxy is currently having regular check-ups every three months but is doing really well.